[xubuntu-users] Update-Manager package error message (WAS: Network Issue)

Mischa Falkenburg because_productions at myfairpoint.net
Tue Dec 1 01:58:15 UTC 2009


Steve wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Nov 2009 17:49:39 -0000, Mischa Falkenburg  
> <because_productions at myfairpoint.net> wrote:
>
>   
>> Steve wrote:
>>     
>>> On Mon, 30 Nov 2009 16:23:43 -0000, Mischa Falkenburg
>>> <because_productions at myfairpoint.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>>> OK, I've edited the lines to match the other lines (removed the .\'s,
>>>> and put each (deb & deb-src)on it's own line.
>>>> I assumed that this would call for a restart, which I did, but the red
>>>> circle w/ the white minus still shows on the top bar. Should I have  
>>>> done
>>>> something else instead of restart...or is the editing incorrect and I
>>>> should have left the .\'s in place?
>>>>
>>>> Mischa
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> No need for a restart, for future reference.
>>>
>>> In a terminal run
>>>
>>> sudo apt-get update
>>>
>>> this will use the new sources.list, and post the results.
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>> $ sudo apt-get update
>> [sudo] password for michael:
>> E: Malformed line 50 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist)
>>
>> Mischa
>>
>>     
> Make a backup of the file
>
> sudo mv /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.backup
>
> then create a new clean sources.list by starting Software Sources and  
> ticking the first 4 boxes on the Ubuntu Software tab. Select the Updates  
> tab and tick Important security updates & Recommended updates. Then click  
> close, you should get a box with 'The information about available software  
> is out-of-date', click Reload.
>
> If no errors occur you can then run sudo apt-get upgrade and report any  
> error that produces.
>
>
> Good Luck :-)
>
>
>   
Steve,
Did both tasks, and there were ZERO ERRORS in either case!!!

Now, I'll repeat one of my earlier questions...HOW to get the wireless 
signal strength bars visible again?

Mischa
p.s. THANKS so much for all your help and patience




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