Entry 60 error, software updater failure
clanlaw at gmail.com
Sat Aug 4 08:31:20 UTC 2018
On Sat, 4 Aug 2018, 08:58 djlafond via ubuntu-users, <
ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com> wrote:
> 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 mean the file mentioned in the error: /etc/apt/sources.list
i haven't run anything else for fear of compounding the problem.
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> 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?
> 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
>> 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
>> 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.
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>> 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.
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