E:Type '--10:21:13--' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list, E:The list of sources could not be read.'

Asked by Rajeev on 2008-02-29

This happened when I tried to install files from Medibuntu to play DVD's the error does not allow me to install the new security up dates - please advise.
Rajeev

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Feb 29 10:30:24 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/yelp
Package: yelp 2.18.1-0ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdline: yelp
ProcCwd: /home/rajeev
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/games
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: yelp
Uname: Linux rajeev-desktop 2.6.20-16-generic #2 SMP Tue Feb 12 05:41:34 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

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Rajeev (the-dragon777) said : #1
Koen Beek (koen-beek) said : #2

Koen Beek suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #41: “apt error: “The list of sources could not be read."".

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #3

Hello

Please paste your sources.list file here

type sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

In a terminal (applications ->accessories -> terminal ) and paste the output here please..

deb-src http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ hardy main universe multiverse restricted

deb http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main universe multiverse restricted
deb-src http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main universe multiverse restricted

deb http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ hardy-security main universe multiverse restricted
deb-src http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ hardy-security main universe multiverse restricted

deb http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ hardy-netbook-base main universe multiverse restricted
deb-src http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ hardy-netbook-base main universe multiverse restricted

deb http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ hardy-dell-mini main universe multiverse restricted
deb-src http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ hardy-dell-mini main universe multiverse restricted

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