Failed to load the package list

Asked by Doug Megill on 2013-02-15

I've been having problems installing programs from the Ubuntu Software Center, and each time i try to do so i am greeted with:
Failed to load the package list
The details of the problem are E:Malformed line 97 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist), E:The list of sources could not be read., E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list gives this output:
# Ubuntu supported packages
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic main restricted multiverse universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates main restricted multiverse universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-proposed main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic main restricted multiverse universe
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ karmic-updates main restricted multiverse universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu karmic-proposed main restricted universe multiverse

#Canonical Commercial Repository
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu karmic partner
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu karmic-backports partner
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu karmic-updates partner
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu karmic-security partner
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu karmic-proposed partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu karmic partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu karmic-backports partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu karmic-updates partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu karmic-security partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu karmic-proposed partner

#medibuntu
# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 2EBC26B60C5A2783
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ karmic free non-free
deb-src http://packages.medibuntu.org/ karmic free non-free

#MPlayer Core Libraries
# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0DA7581859566E92
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/libs/ubuntu karmic main

#vlc 1
# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com D739676F7613768D
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubunt… karmic main

#GIMP (Testing Version)
# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 43BB102C405A15CB
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/matthaeus123/mrw… karmic main

# Ubuntu tweak
# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 6AF0E1940624A220
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu karmic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu karmic main

#compiz-fusion
# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 2ED6BB6042C24D89
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/compiz/ubuntu karmic main

#skype
deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/deb… stable non-free

#firefox
# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 632D16BB0C713DA6
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/fta/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

#Ubuntu Mozilla Security Team
# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com A6DCF7707EBC211F
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-s… karmic main

#opera
# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com F9A2F76A9D1A0061
deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ lenny non-free

#chromium-browser
# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 5A9BF3BB4E5E17B5
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/p… karmic main

#google
# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com A040830F7FAC5991
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free

#empathy
# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com FA3A1271
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/telepathy/ppa/ub… karmic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/telepathy/ppa/ub… karmic main

#pidgin
# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 7FB8BEE0A1F196A8
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developer… karmic main

#emesene 1.5
# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0CC1223EE2314809
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bjfs/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/bjfs/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

#gnome-globalmenu
# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 7889D725DA6DEEAA
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/globalmenu-team/… jaunty main

#gnome-do
# sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 28A8205077558DD0
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ppa/ubun… karmic main

#nautilus-dropbox
deb http://linux.getdropb

My immediate guess is that there's something up with the very end since that is what line 97 is, but anything given to help resolve this problem will be appreciated.

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2013-02-15
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2013-02-15

Please read this:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

Karmic is not supported anymore and end-of-life.

I suggest performing a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, which is supported until April 2017.

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