Re: apt- and dselect
alex <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I tried running deselect and received this error message:
> E: Malformed line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (deb)
> update available list script returned error exit status 1.
> Press <enter> to continue
> This is the trouble maker line:
> deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/stable/
It sounds like you've got a lot of typoing going on; this should
almost certainly be
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian stable main
> I checked the web for information about the trouble-maker
> source and discovered that it has a history of causing
> problems, going back to 1999. So, why was it on my 2003
> Debian 7 CD set? Did I get a joker set? It says 'Stable"
> on the CDs.
Huh? That sources.list line gets packages off the Internet, not your
> Failed to fetch
> Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 22.214.171.124 80]
That's probably another typo. Do you have 'dselect' instead of
'stable' in sources.list? How many sources do you have for Debian
stable, anyways? One should be plenty...
> W: Couldn't stat source package list http://http.us.debian.org
> dselect/main Packages
> - stat (2 No such file or directory)
...all the rest of this falls out of previous errors.
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