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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



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


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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