Synaptic error messages when hitting certain archives (WAS: Interesting apt-get problem)
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Tue Sep 28 21:56:22 UTC 2004
Am Dienstag, den 28.09.2004, 14:28 -0700 schrieb Bob D.:
> While retrieving the sources.list information through gedit (sudo) I
> noticed that I have a sources.list and a sources.list~ in /etc/apt. I
> had previously edited the sources.list file in gedit launched from the
> terminal after a sudo command. Not sure why or where the second file
> came from. I expected gedit to overwrite the old file when I saved it
> but it appears some type of backup was made (?).
thats the way gedit saves your old version. if you run into trouble
somehow by editing a config file, you can revert the changes by simply
copying the ~ file back....
> I think it is as I see
> in gedit's preferences it is set to make a backup copy before saving.
> This tilde file still has the universe archives commented out. Is this
> file with the tilde after it the source of the error messages? My ISP is
> Comcast.net, cable modem, through a wired Netgear router if that's any
the errors you see are caused by the fact that the main and restricted
entrys for warty are doubled in your sources list.
comment out these lines:
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu warty main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu warty main restricted
and synaptic will stop complaining.
to the maintainers:
shouldn't the universe line just contain universe ?
i'd consider this a bug...
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