Synaptic error

Asked by wlgoode on 2008-09-10

When I open Synaptic I get the following error. I tried some of the other fixes for similar problems answered on Launchpad but no results -

E: Type 'html' 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.
Go to the repository dialog to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

Thanks in advance, wlgoode

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Tony Mugan (tmugan) said :
#1

One of your software sources files is corrupt.

Can you post the contents of the following file...

Open a terminal window (Applications menu, Accessories) and type...

sudo cat /etc/apt/sources.list

and also

sudo cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

I am guessing the latter one has some dodgy entry and needs to be edited (or deleted if not in use)
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

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wlgoode (wlgoode) said :
#2

Thanks Tony ,I did it here it is, a huge file-albert@albert-desktop:~$ sudo
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
[sudo] password for albert:
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080423)]/ hardy
main restricted
# 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://mirror3.ubuntulinux.nl/ gutsy-seveas freenx
albert@albert-desktop:~$ sudo cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
   html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
                <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en"
lang="en">
                <head>
                    <title>Medibuntu :: Multimedia, Entertainment &amp;
Distractions In Ubuntu</title>
                    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/xhtml+xml;
charset=utf-8" />
                    <link rel="stylesheet" href="medibuntu.css"
type="text/css" />
                </head>
                    <body>
                        <div id="header">
                            <h1><span class="hidden">Medibuntu<br
/>Multimedia, Entertainment &amp; Distractions In Ubuntu</span></h1>
                        </div>
                        <ul id="menu"><li><a
href="index.php">Presentation</a></li>
                        <li><a href="
http://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu">Repository Howto</a></li>
                        <li><a href="http://packages.medibuntu.org/
">Packages</a></li>
                        <li><a href="contact.php">Contact us</a></li>
                                 </ul>
        <div id="page">
              <h2>Presentation</h2>
                                <p>
                                    <strong>
                                        Medibuntu (Multimedia, Entertainment
&amp; Distractions In Ubuntu) is a repository of packages that cannot be
included into the Ubuntu distribution for legal reasons (copyright, license,
patent, etc).
                                    </strong>
                                </p>
                                <p>
                                    Medibuntu is a packaging project
dedicated to distributing software that cannot be included in Ubuntu for
various reasons, related to geographical variations in legislation regarding
intellectual property, security and other issues:
                                </p>
                                <ul>
                                    <li>patentability of software,
algorithms, formats and other abstract creation</li>
                                    <li>legal restrictions on freedom of
speech or communication</li>
                                    <li>restrictions on the use of certain
types of technical solution, such as cryptography</li>
                                    <li>legal restrictions on imports of
software technology, requiring for example specific permissions</li>
                                    <li>etc.</li>
                                </ul>
                                <p>
                                    A lot of excellent <a href="
http://www.fsf.org/licensing/essays/free-sw.html">free software</a> and
non-free software is affected by such restriction somewhere in the world,
thus preventing its inclusion into Ubuntu that, for economy and simplicity,
are generally identical for all countries.
                                </p>
                                <p>
                                    We refuse to resign ourselves to
abandoning software that may be legally useful somewhere, and we have chosen
to provide it with professional quality packaging, easily usable within the
context of Ubuntu.<br />
                                    This repository provides packages for
Ubuntu distribution.
                                </p>
                                <p>
                                    It is your legal responsibility to make
sure that the software you are installing can be legally used in your
country and for your intended purpose.
                                </p>
                                        </div>
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https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">
<p>
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_xclick" />
<input type="hidden" name="business" <email address hidden>" />
<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="Medibuntu" />
<input type="hidden" name="no_shipping" value="0" />
<input type="hidden" name="no_note" value="1" />
<input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="EUR" />
<input type="hidden" name="tax" value="0" />
<input type="hidden" name="bn" value="PP-DonationsBF" />
<input type="image" src="
https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/x-click-but04.gif" name="submit"
alt="Effectuez vos paiements via PayPal : une solution rapide, gratuite et
sécurisée" />
<img alt="" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1"
height="1" />
</p>
</form>
          </div>
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http://www.most-enchained.com">_Enchained</a> - logo by <a href="
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    </body>
                </html>
albert@albert-desktop:~$

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 2:41 AM, Tony Mugan <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #44770 on dpkg in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dpkg/+question/44770
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Tony Mugan proposed the following answer:
> One of your software sources files is corrupt.
>
> Can you post the contents of the following file...
>
> Open a terminal window (Applications menu, Accessories) and type...
>
> sudo cat /etc/apt/sources.list
>
> and also
>
> sudo cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
>
> I am guessing the latter one has some dodgy entry and needs to be edited
> (or deleted if not in use)
> sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
>
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dpkg/+question/44770/+confirm?answer_id=0
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> following page to enter your feedback:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dpkg/+question/44770
>
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Tony Mugan (tmugan) said :
#3

You need to delete the medibuntu.list as it erroneously contains html

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

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Rolando Blanco (rolando) said :
#4

It is correct your medibuntu.list file is wrong, try deleting it and do it
again

for instruction try:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu

2008/9/12 Tony Mugan <email address hidden>

> Question #44770 on dpkg in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dpkg/+question/44770
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Tony Mugan proposed the following answer:
> You need to delete the medibuntu.list as it erroneously contains html
>
> sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are an answer
> contact for Ubuntu.
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