problem adding s/w source [SOLVED][not quite]

Robert Holtzman holtzm at
Tue Nov 25 01:06:18 UTC 2008

On Mon, 24 Nov 2008, Robert Holtzman wrote:

> The problem was that I was trying to use the GUI to edit the
> /etc/apt/sources.list. This doesn't show the "deb" prefix for the
> entries. When I opened the file in a terminal it showed all entries with
> the prefix. When I entered the mondo source with prefix it showed up in
> the GUI. Ever since switching to Ubuntu I have gotten lazy and have been
> using the GUI more. Have to get back in my old routine of using the CLI
> as much as possible.

Looks like I spoke too soon. Running apt-get update gave:

W: Failed to fetch 
Unable to fetch file, server said 'Failed to open file.

At least it looks like contact was made. Seems like I'll just have to 
check the site for updates.

Bob Holtzman
"If you think you're getting free lunch,
  check the price of the beer"

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