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Re: Asserting local repository is trusted (man page problem?)

Richard Owlett wrote:
> My sources.list has lines of the form
> deb trusted=yes file:/media/richard/debian9/dvd1 stable main contrib
> When using Synaptic's "Edit->Reload Package Information" the error 
> message is:
>> E: Malformed entry 3 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list (URI 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.
> https://manpages.debian.org/stretch/apt/sources.list.5.en.html states
>> Uses the archive stored locally (or NFS mounted) at /home/apt/debian
>> for stable/main, stable/contrib, and stable/non-free.
>> deb file:/home/apt/debian stable main contrib non-free
> It also states:
>> The format for two one-line-style entries using the deb and deb-src types is:
>> deb [ option1=value1 option2=value2 ] uri suite [component1] [component2] [...]
> https://manpages.debian.org/stretch/apt/sources.list.5.en.html states:
>> Each source entry can have options specified to modify which source is accessed and how data is acquired from it. Format, syntax and names of the options vary between the one-line-style and deb822-style formats as described, but they both have the same options available. For simplicity we list the deb822 fieldname and provide the one-line name in brackets.
> and later states:
>> •Trusted ( trusted) is a tri-state value which defaults to APT deciding if a source is considered trusted or if warnings should be raised before e.g. packages are installed from this source. 
> Whats my problem?

  let's see that file.

  my guess is that you're missing a / character on that line, but
perhaps there's a strange character in there or something.

  if you ever suspect a strange character in a file use od to 
examine it.


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