universe

Asked by forensicmaj on 2007-07-31

debbie@home:~$ ect/ap/sources.list
bash: ect/ap/sources.list: No such file or directory
debbie@home:~$ dist parse
The program 'dist' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install nmh
Make sure you have the 'universe' component enabled
bash: dist: command not found
debbie@home:~$ sudo apt-get install nmh
E: Malformed line 48 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse)
E: The list of sources could not be read.
debbie@home:~$ universe
bash: universe: command not found
Can you tell me what "universe" is? Where do I find it and chk to see if it is enabled so that I may continue to work on this problem.

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forensicmaj (forensicmaj) said :
#1

Can you please tell me what "universe" is? Where do i find it and chk to see if it is enabled so that I may continue to work on this problem. Thank you.

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Rodrigo Donado (frezeeer) said :
#2

Hi:

Try system -> administration -> Synaptic package manager
then
settings -> repositories an check there
under ubuntu software

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forensicmaj (forensicmaj) said :
#3

Im sorry it said debbie@home:~$ system -> administration -> Synaptic package manager
bash: system: command not found
debbie@home:~$

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Saša Bodiroža (jazzva) said :
#4

You weren't supposed to write that in Terminal. Click System on your Menu bar, point to Administration and then start Synaptic package manager. It needs root privileges, so you will need to enter your password. When it starts, click on Settings, then on Repositories. There are options for enabling universe and multiverse repositories.

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forensicmaj (forensicmaj) said :
#5

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.

Hi,
Thank you for your response any help I appreciate. I am extremely new to this I have only worked with Windows and Im a guru of Windows but this stuff is a foreign language to me.
this is what came up when synaptic package manager opens It was working fine and a few days ago it gave me this message and I cant use Synaptic or update manager w/o getting this message. Can you help me?
T

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Saša Bodiroža (jazzva) said :
#6

You can try to manually edit /etc/apt/sources.list, which I wouldn't recommend without getting known to sources.list. You can find more at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/CommandLine . The output said that line #48 in file /etc/apt/sources.list is malformed. Paste the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list and I'll take a look at it.

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forensicmaj (forensicmaj) said :
#7

#
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 7.04 _Feisty Fawn_ - Release i386 (20070415)]/ feisty main restricted

deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 7.04 _Feisty Fawn_ - Release i386 (20070415)]/ feisty main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security multiverse
deb http://ftp.debian.org.sarge main

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Saša Bodiroža (jazzva) said :
#8

This is the malformed line:
deb http://ftp.debian.org.sarge main

The correct line is this:
deb http://ftp.debian.org sarge main

There is one extra dot, between "org" and "sarge" and there should be a space instead.
By the way, it's a Debian repository. You can use it in Ubuntu, but there is a possibility of system breaking. I would advise you not to use it.

If you want to edit sources.list, go to Terminal and type in:

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

When the system asks you for a password, enter the one you use to log on. After that the text editor will start up and you will be able to edit sources.list. Once again, I would advise you to remove the last line (that is "deb http://ftp.debian.org.sarge main"). If you still want to use that repository, then just replace the dot between "org" and "sarge" with a space. After that save your changes.

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forensicmaj (forensicmaj) said :
#9

#
 restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security main re# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 7.04 _Feisty Fawn_ - Release i386 (20070415)]/ feisty main restricted

deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 7.04 _Feisty Fawn_ - Release i386 (20070415)]/ feisty main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-backports mainstricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security multiverse
deb http://ftp.debian.org.sarge main

Thank you again. I did what you said and it still hasn't resolved the problem
I saved the changes and even restarted the computer and download manager as well as synaptic its giving me the same error message and telling me to go to the repository dialog to correct the situation. When I went to Terminal and typed in this path this is what came up when I initially went into terminal

debbie@home:~$ gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
(gedit:5735): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session manager:
Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed.
_gtk_text_util_create_rich_drag_icon: layout size 616 255
_gtk_text_util_create_rich_drag_icon: pixmap size 260 260
debbie@home:~$

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forensicmaj (forensicmaj) said :
#10

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security multiverse
deb http://ftp.debian.org.sarge main

This is what I did I deleted it and changed it to above without the dot and used a space still didnt correct it. Had to go back and check it, It appears correct.

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forensicmaj (forensicmaj) said :
#11

I'm sorry I went back and corrected this guess Im more tired than I thought. Thank you so much for all your help you don't know how much I appreciate you. You are awesome! I would have never figured this out on my own. Your a computer wiz! Thank you again.
Debbie

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Saša Bodiroža (jazzva) said :
#12

Just to check...

Let's take a look at the contents of sources.list the first time you pasted it. The only thing you had to do was to remove the last line from it (this line "deb http://ftp.debian.org.sarge main"). Did you do just that? The rest of the file stayed the same?

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forensicmaj (forensicmaj) said :
#13

Sasa,
Thank you I realized what I had did or not done and went back, like I said I
must be more tired than I think. I can't thank you enough! You are so
awesome. You sure know your way around this program. Thank goodness we have
you to rely on. Thank you again so much Problem is resolved! :)

On 8/1/07, Saša Bodiroža <email address hidden> wrote:
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> Your question #10761 on update-manager changed:
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> Just to check...
>
> Let's take a look at the contents of sources.list the first time you
> pasted it. The only thing you had to do was to remove the last line from
> it (this line "deb http://ftp.debian.org.sarge main"). Did you do just
> that? The rest of the file stayed the same?
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