[ubuntu-uk] repository screwup!!!

Baza baza at themauvezone.fsnet.co.uk
Mon Mar 5 18:38:06 GMT 2007

On 5 Mar 2007, at 18:32, Eamonn Sullivan wrote:

> On 3/5/07, STONE COLD <javad_ayaz at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> hi,
>> i need some help. I accidentaly deleted some repositories and now  
>> im getting this error message.. and a constant little red box on  
>> the top toolbar ( informing me of an error). here is the error  
>> message:
>> E: Type '/etc/apt/sources.list' is not known on line 30 in source  
>> list /etc/apt/sources.list
>> E: The list of sources could not be read.
>> Go to the repository dialogue to correct the problem.
>> E: Type '/etc/apt/sources.list' is not known on line 30 in source  
>> list /etc/apt/sources.list
>> E: Unable to lock the list directory
>> I have no idea what this means..i got this after putting "/etc/apt/ 
>> sources.list" in repostories, add , custom. I put in there...no  
>> idea what it means! Please help!!!
> No problem, just go back into repositories and take out that
> "/etc/apt/sources.list" item. That's not a repository, it's the *list
> of your repositories.* If that's the worst you do to Linux, you'll be
> fine. :-)

Yeah, that will fix it.

I am interested to know why you added that line to your /apt/ 
sources.list. What were you trying to do?

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