The Software updater gave me this message; please report update manager package.... E:Malformed line 56 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse)

Asked by Derrick Funk on 2013-02-03

New to Ubuntu. I saw the red cirlce with the white dash, thought it a warning. Clicked on it on the top of the screen. a Line of warning saying a problem occured when checking for updates. I clicked on show updates and got the warning message above. The window that opened told me to report the bug. The heading of the pop up window said, " Could not initialize the package information.

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Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) said : #1

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We understand the difficulties you are facing, but it is better to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. You can also find help posting your problem in the support forum of your local Ubuntu's community http://loco.ubuntu.com/ or asking at http://askubuntu.com. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs.

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) said : #2

Please open the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t) and type:
gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
copy it's content and paste it here.
Thanks
fabio

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