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 http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa"

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Last query:
2009-12-06
Last reply:
2009-12-07

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 https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs#When%20not%20to%20file%20a%20bug.

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 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

then you should be able to use synaptic again.

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