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Need Some Assistance With Repositories In Mint 17.3


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#1 Phabeon

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:05 PM

Greetings, 

 

I was trying to add an additional repository and I think I jacked some stuff up but now sure how? 

 

I can no longer launch synaptic package manager, it gives me the below error:  

 

E Type: deb http://debian..ex.  cannot be found in the source

 

 

i launched a terminal and typed in

cat /etc/apt/sources.list and hit ENTER

heres what I got:

cat: /etc/apt/sources.list: No such file or directory

 

 

 

I cannot launch Software or Package Manager, nothing happens.

 

 

 

Any idea what or how to resolve this?   Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa XFCE 32bit

 

I tried restoring but same error... 

 

 

Just need some help in adding some default Linux repo's. 

 

 

appreciate any input

 

 

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#2 Al1000

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 12:30 PM

heres what I got:

cat: /etc/apt/sources.list: No such file or directory


Hi,

That is correct. There is no such file or directory. The directory you are looking for is /etc/apt/sources.list.d, but cat is used to read contents of files (and not contents of directories).

In the first instance, open a terminal and run this command, to list the contents of the directory:
ls /etc/apt/sources.list.d
That will tell you what files are in the directory. You can then use cat to read the contents of those files.

Edited by Al1000, 22 April 2017 - 12:34 PM.





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