'E:Type "is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list

Bug #1048145 reported by Kath OConnell on 2012-09-09
This bug affects 1 person
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apt (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I am receiving the above error message when I try to run update manager. Update Manager is no longer appearing in my side bar and all I am getting is a red circle with white line across it along the top of my screen and when I click on this and select show updates this is the message I get. I have tried reinstalling update manager and nothing is working. Every attempt to reinstall it says it cannot be downloaded. I also cannot get Software Center to open either. Help I really do not know what to do now.

Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2012-09-09
affects: launchpad → apt (Ubuntu)
David Kalnischkies (donkult) wrote :

Hi Kath. Please attach your /etc/apt/sources.list so we can have a look. It seems like the file has invalid entries.

Do you remember editing this file by hand? Or did you used a front-end to organize your sources or repositories (same thing, different name) recently? Or did you add PPA's?

Mohamed (taysh-bas-aysh) on 2012-09-10
Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Mohamed (taysh-bas-aysh)
status: New → Incomplete
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