in 7.10 Synaptic Error in reading sources

Asked by Gregg on 2007-10-22

Binary package hint: synaptic

After updating 7.04 to 7.10 I have tried to use the Synaptic package manager, it opens with this error:
E: Type '<!DOCTYPE' 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.

How do I find medibuntu.list ? and what do I do about this?

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Koen Beek (koen-beek) 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 and subsequently we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at [WWW] if you are uncertain if they are bugs.
For help on reporting bugs, see [WWW] .

Daniel Hahler (blueyed) said : #2

You probably have accidentally corrupted your /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list file.
Probably there was a web server/site error, when you automatically have downloaded the sources.list snippet.
See this FAQ about how to fix it:
FAQ #41: “apt error: “The list of sources could not be read."".

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