Entry 60 error, software updater failure

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Sat Aug 4 06:19:56 UTC 2018

Hi David

Please reply to the Ubuntu list rather than just to me.
You did not answer my question, what is around that line in the file?


On Fri, 3 Aug 2018, 23:39 djlafond, <djlafond at protonmail.ch> wrote:

> Hi Colin,
> Thanks again. Sorry, i should have changed the subject line in my reply to
> your advice, just missed that. i will be more attentive in future.
> Here's the entire error message from the drop down at the top of the
> screen in chromium, the red circle with the horizontal white bar through it.
> An error occurred, please run Package Manager from the right-click menu or
> apt-get in a terminal window to see what went wrong. The error message was:
> ‘Error: Opening the cache (E:Malformed entry 60 in list file
> /etc/apt/sources.list (Component), E:The list of sources could not be
> read.)’. This usually means that your installed packages have unmet
> dependencies.
> When i ran sudo apt clean and then sudo apt update, the detail i included
> in my reply was all that was generated in response to my entry of sudo apt
> update.
> This all happened after having trouble trying to link the Vivaldi browser
> to Ubuntu. i followed their instructions precisely & that generated the
> unmet dependencies error. i'm afraid i then compounded the problem by
> trying unsuccessfully to uninstall vivaldi. Maybe that's what actually
> generated the dependencies error, i'm not sure. i didn't unfortunately save
> the terminal screen when that first showed up. i'm not sure what else i can
> tell you. At least according to the error message in the title bar at the
> top (which only shows up once i go on line with an open browser) if i could
> run Package Manager that might fix it but haven't had any luck finding how
> to do that.
> Thanks for your responses, help  & patience.
> david
> Sent from ProtonMail <https://protonmail.ch>, encrypted email based in
> Switzerland.
> ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
> On August 3, 2018 5:05 PM, Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3 August 2018 at 20:56, djlafond via ubuntu-users <
> ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> Hi Colin,
>> Thanks. i tried it but sudo apt clean didn't work, generated this output:
>> E: Malformed entry 60 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list (Component)
>> E: The list of sources could not be read.
> What is in the lines around line 60 in /etc/apt/sources.list?
> And please change the subject line of your email, your question is not
> about the digest.
> Colin
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