Error in the terminal trying to fix an error with synaptic Manager

ashley benton davameg at
Fri Sep 14 16:18:29 UTC 2007

Sorry I have been out of internet, and thank you for your answer. I will leave the no key like it is because you told me that it wasn't advisable to install packages from Debian to Ubunto.You asked me to post the contents of the file /etc/apt/sources.list but I don't know how to ask the terminal to show me that, could you help me with that? Sorry really beginning. 

Thank you 


--- mario.vukelic at wrote:

From: Mario Vukelic <mario.vukelic at>
To: davameg at, "Ubuntu user technical support,	not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at>
Subject: Re: Error in the terminal trying to fix an error with synaptic Manager
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 21:50:55 +0200

On Wed, 2007-09-12 at 23:50 -0700, ashley benton wrote:
> Thank you for your quick answer, but can you tell me how I find the public key?

The public key usually is somewhere on the site where you got the name
of the repository from, " etch". By the way,
usually it is not advisable to install packages for Debian in Ubuntu. 

> And if it is only a transient problem why does it do it since almost a week now and what can I do about it? 

This is weird, the main security server was certainly not down. I think
the problem is at your end, which is supported by what you wrote next:

> I push the reload button in synaptic package manager and now I have this message:
> W: Duplicate sources.list entry edgy-security/restricted Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_edgy-security_restricted_binary-i386_Packages)
> W: Duplicate sources.list entry edgy-security/main Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_edgy-security_main_binary-i386_Packages)
> W: Duplicate sources.list entry edgy-security/multiverse Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_edgy-security_multiverse_binary-i386_Packages)
> Do I leave it like that or can I do something about it?

Please post the contents of the file /etc/apt/sources.list. Something
seems wrong there.

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