Entry 60 error, software updater failure

djlafond djlafond at protonmail.ch
Sat Aug 4 07:56:06 UTC 2018


Hi Colin,

There was nothing else, no punctuation beyond what i pasted in the prior message. That's the error message i got. i don't mean to be dense, i just don't see anything else. The entire content of my terminal mode attempt trying what you advised initially is this--i just did it again to get it all. i just exited after that.

david at ubuntu:~$ sudo apt clean
david at ubuntu:~$ sudo apt update
E: Malformed entry 60 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list (Component)
E: The list of sources could not be read.
david at ubuntu:~$

After that i exited.

i guess i'm not sure what file you mean. i haven't run anything else for fear of compounding the problem.

david

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‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On August 4, 2018 2:19 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?
>
> Colin
>
> 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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