Package Manager Problem

Asked by Ron Fenn on 2009-12-06

using Ubuntu 9.10
 I was installing ie4linux and updating wine to 1.01
I cannot use Synaptic Package Manager anymore
I just get the following notice:

E: Malformed line 54 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.

Line 54 is; "deb ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa"

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This question was originally filed as bug #493324.

Philip Muškovac (yofel) 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 so 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 if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see

Philip Muškovac (yofel) said : #2

Please edit your sources.list by opening a terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and type 'gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list'. Enter your password and then replace Line 54 with

deb karmic main

then you should be able to use synaptic again.

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