error message avoiding any update of software in ubuntu 8.10

Asked by rkrajhan on 2011-12-26

i am using ubuntu 8.10 intrepid ibex.whenever i tried to update any third party software or ubuntu version,it is showing following error message.

"E: Type 'adding' is not known on line 45 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list".

help me.i want to update from this version to any advance ubuntu lts version such as ubuntu 10.04

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Chris (fabricator4) said : #1

8.10 has not been supported for over 18 months ago, so updates for it will no longer be available. It was not an LTS release in the first place. If you can wait until April next year, Precise Pangolin will be the next LTS release and it is supported until April 2017 even in the desktop version:

Also, I don't believe that release upgrades were supported before 10.04, so you'd be looking at a new install in any case.

If you just have to upgrade right now I recommend that you download the ISO for 11.10 Oneiric and use that until April next year, after which time you will be able to upgrade your system to Precise.

I really recommend that you burn the LiveCD or make the LiveUSB and try each release that you want to run before you install it. The user interface has changed radically from the release you are running right now. You need to be sure that you are going to be happy with it, but truthfully it's quite good once you learn the differences. If you have to I guess you could install 10.04 LTS which I am still running on this computer. It has the old Gnome interface but is only supported until April 2013 now.

Also consider setting up a separate /home partition as it makes re-installing and upgrading much easier, however later releases such as 10.04 support installing without formatting, therefore it can potentially keep all your data intact even though it's on the install partition. Releases from 10.10 on support upgrading from the LiveCD instead of doing it online, therefore saving a lot of time and problems if the internet connection or the power fails.

Obviously you should still also backup all your important data if you don't do so already.


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