My synaptic package manager is locked up.

Asked by Emmett on 2009-03-08

How do I unfreeze it?

Here's the error message:

E: Malformed line 48 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse)
E: The list of sources could not be read.
Go to the repository dialog to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

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Rafik Ouerchefani (rafik) said : #1


Could you paste the file /etc/apt/sources.list?


You need to dress the line 48 of your /etc/apt/sources.list so please open it and then correct that line... please...

Open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:
(if the system ask you a password give your user password, you will not see nothing when you type it, then press enter)

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Save and exit then retry.

Hope this helps

Emmett (emmettbarry) said : #3

Thanks marcobra, that solved my question.