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#1 2018-06-29 02:30:09

Mrnoob
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Registered: 2018-06-29
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update problem

Hi
1.When I do sudo apt-get update I get

E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (type)
E: The list of sources could not be read.

2.My /etc/apt/sources.list is


deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii main
deb-src http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii main


Please help
Thank you in advance

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#2 2018-06-29 10:36:50

dxrobertson
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Re: update problem

Are the 2 lines from your sources.list you pasted ALL thats in your sources.list?  Is the "deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged ascii main" actually on line 1 of sources.list? 

It sounds like you have something on line 1 thats not a comment nor spaces.  Could you open sources.list, select all content, copy, and paste into a response and use the "code"  option in the reply?

Maybe its a problem in another *.list file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d, check those files, but I question it would say line 1 if thats where the problem is.

My particular sources.list uses us.deb.devuan.org instead of deb.devuan.org, but I dont believe thats should matter.

Last edited by dxrobertson (2018-06-29 10:37:56)

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#3 2018-06-29 11:44:50

devuser
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Re: update problem

Did you maybe edit the file on Windows? That is likely to leave bad line breaks behind. Also what @dxrobertson said. Those 2 lines you posted look find and shouldn't cause a problem imo.

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#4 2018-06-30 03:34:09

Mrnoob
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Re: update problem

My sources.list is

deb     [url]http://deb.devuan.org/merged[/url] ascii main
deb-src [url]http://deb.devuan.org/merged[/url] ascii main

deb     [url]http://deb.devuan.org/merged[/url] ascii-security main
deb-src [url]http://deb.devuan.org/merged[/url] ascii-security main

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#5 2018-06-30 03:35:21

Mrnoob
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Re: update problem

can someone please post their sources.list

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#6 2018-06-30 04:40:31

golinux
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Re: update problem

You'll find everything here: https://devuan.org/os/etc/apt/sources.list

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#7 2018-06-30 10:57:38

dxrobertson
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Re: update problem

Here is my sources.list:

# 

# deb cdrom:[devuan_ascii_2.0.0-rc_amd64_netinst]/ ascii main non-free

deb http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged ascii main non-free contrib
# deb-src http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged ascii main non-free contrib

deb http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-security main non-free contrib
# deb-src http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-security main non-free contrib

deb http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-updates main non-free contrib
# deb-src http://us.deb.devuan.org/merged ascii-updates main non-free contrib

When I have trouble like this, I "play" with the file.  I would start on line 1, 1st column and hit enter a few time to push everything down.  Comment out the old line 1 with a #.  Then manually type a new line 1 and even push it down a few lines.  Then run again and see where the error occurs.

And very important as @devuser stated; edit the file in linux , not windows nor mac.

Last edited by dxrobertson (2018-06-30 10:58:30)

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#8 2018-06-30 15:09:38

golinux
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Re: update problem

dxrobertson wrote:

Here is my sources.list:
And very important as @devuser stated; edit the file in linux , not windows nor mac.

You also should use a TEXT editor, not a word processor that leaves undesirable cruft.

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