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

Mischa Falkenburg because_productions at myfairpoint.net
Sun Nov 29 19:27:46 GMT 2009


J. Anthony Limon wrote:
> Mischa Falkenburg wrote:
>  > Steve wrote:
>  >> On Sat, 28 Nov 2009 22:33:59 -0000, Mischa Falkenburg
>  >> <because_productions at myfairpoint.net> wrote:
>  >>
>  >>
>  >>> 'E:Malformed line 59 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (absolute
>  >>> dist), E:The list of sources could not be read.'
>  >>>
>  >>> This is the message that showed-up after trying to purge bacula. On the
>  >>> top panel next to the Time is a read cirlce with a white "negative" in
>  >>> the middle. Trying to run U M results in the above message.
>  >>>
>  >>> Help obviously needed...and appreciated.
>  >>>
>  >>> Mischa
>  >>>
>  >>>
>  >> Not having much luck are you :-(
>  >>
>  >> Try
>  >>
>  >> cat /etc/apt/sources.list
>  >>
>  >> and post the results
>  >>
>  >>
>  >  cat /etc/apt/sources.list
>  > #
>  > # deb cdrom:[Xubuntu 8.04.1 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080701)]/
>  > hardy main multiverse restricted universe
>  >
>  > # deb cdrom:[Xubuntu 8.04.1 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080701)]/
>  > hardy main multiverse restricted universe
>  > # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
>  > # newer versions of the distribution.
>  >
>  > deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted
>  > deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted
>  >
>  > ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
>  > ## distribution.
>  > deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted
>  > deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main 
> restricted
>  >
>  > ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the 
> Ubuntu
>  > ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself 
> as to
>  > ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
>  > ## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu 
> security
>  > ## team.
>  > deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
>  > deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
>  > deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe
>  > deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe
>  >
>  > ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the 
> Ubuntu
>  > ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself 
> as to
>  > ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
>  > ## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
>  > ## security team.
>  > deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy multiverse
>  > deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy multiverse
>  > deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates multiverse
>  > deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates multiverse
>  >
>  > ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
>  > ## repository.
>  > ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
>  > ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it 
> includes
>  > ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
>  > ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any 
> review
>  > ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
>  > # deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main
>  > restricted universe multiverse
>  > # deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main
>  > restricted universe multiverse
>  >
>  > ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
>  > ## 'partner' repository. This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is
>  > ## offered by Canonical and the respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu
>  > ## users.
>  > # deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
>  > # deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
>  >
>  > deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
>  > deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
>  > deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
>  > deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
>  > deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse
>  > deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse
>  > deb http://www.pvv.ntnu.no/~knuta/xmms/hardy ./ deb-src
>  > http://www.pvv.ntnu.no/~knuta/xmms/hardy ./
>  >
>  >
>
> deb http://www.pvv.ntnu.no/~knuta/xmms/hardy ./ deb-src 
> http://www.pvv.ntnu.no/~knuta/xmms/hardy ./
>
> This last line seems to be the problem. You should replace it with..
>
> deb http://www.pvv.ntnu.no/~knuta/xmms/hardy
> deb-src http://www.pvv.ntnu.no/~knuta/xmms/hardy
>
> (Sorry if this gets seen twice, I had SMTP issues.)
>
>   
I've tried editing the last two lines of /etc/apt/sources.list to match 
what J. Anthony suggested, but the edit doesn't seem to want to "take". 
Ideas?
Mischa



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