[ubuntu-uk] problem with synaptic- keeps closing down!!!

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Wed Apr 16 16:21:05 BST 2008

Hi Javad,

On Wed, 2008-04-16 at 16:02 +0100, Javad Ayaz wrote:
> 'E:Malformed line 40 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist
> parse), E:The list of sources could not be read.'! "

Ding Ding Ding! This is the error message.

Open /etc/apt/sources.list in your fave text editor, like this:-

ALT+F2, gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list 

Go to line 40 and see what's wrong with it. Maybe a line has wrapped
where it shouldn't have.

The lines should start with a "#" if it's a comment, "deb" if it's a
source of binary packages or "deb-src" if it's a source of source

Fix it, save it. Try Synaptic again.

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