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bug reporting too complicated

Asked by Patrick O'Dea on 2011-04-04

got this message

'ain' is not known on line 3 in source list/etc/apt/sources.list.d tiheum-equinox-maverick list

i was trying to help but the procedure was too complcated, setting up account, altF2 etc for my simple brain. so here's the message anyway. was prefixed by 'E:Type ....

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It's because you have a file with bad syntax in it. Logging a bug is as simple as running:

ubuntu-bug packagename

Which isn't hard at all.

Can you give the output of:
gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d tiheum-equinox-maverick list

Thanks

mycae (mycae) said : #2

This is not a bug, it is a configuration error -- the program is meant to do this.

Can you give the content of the file and we can clean this up and the app will run as expected.

Thanks

Patrick O'Dea (paddyo2) said : #4

yes. i tried that but was having connection hassle because of configuration
error. have received answers from a couple of other ubuntu users and have
fixed the problem. thanks for your help.

On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 11:00 PM, actionparsnip <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #151631 on apt in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/+question/151631
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested for more information:
> It's because you have a file with bad syntax in it. Logging a bug is as
> simple as running:
>
> ubuntu-bug packagename
>
> Which isn't hard at all.
>
> Can you give the output of:
> gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d tiheum-equinox-maverick list
>
> Thanks
>
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> To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
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> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/+question/151631
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Patrick O'Dea (paddyo2) said : #5

thank you. was a bit ah stressed when i did this biz. fixed now. many
thanks.
On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 12:02 AM, mycae <<email address hidden>
> wrote:

> Your question #151631 on apt in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/+question/151631
>
> mycae posted a new comment:
> This is not a bug, it is a configuration error -- the program is meant
> to do this.
>
> You received this question notification because you are a direct
> subscriber of the question.
>

What was the fix. Was it your sources which were at fault?

Glad you got the gold

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