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how do I fix 'E:Malformed line 68 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse)'

I just asked a question, how to fix this problem. I received an answer: and thank you but it makes no sense.

I just asked a question: how to fix: E: Malformed line 68 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse)

I received an answer....thank you to who ever gave the answer but it makes no sense. I am new to Ubuntu so if you could help me a little with this I would be grateful. I sort of need a step by step instruction to fix this problem.

The software center won't open and the Synaptic package won't open either. I was going to try deleting these two and reinstalling but I can't do it if they won't open. I don't understand what happened but I looked on the line 68 and there was nothing misspelled or out of place that I could see. Thanks for the help

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, Uri Herrera, fossfreedom Jun 17 '12 at 20:23

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

    
please don't repost your question, edit you previous question or add clarifications as a comment over there. –  Sathya Jun 17 '12 at 18:46
    
do you understand what was said in that question. they said to edit the question to include the output of the command cat /etc/apt/sources.list given in a terminal –  Anwar Shah Jun 17 '12 at 19:11
    
askubuntu.com/q/152184/61218 this question has no answer, what are you talking about the answer. They are comments. Do what they said to do –  Anwar Shah Jun 17 '12 at 19:13
    
Go to your previous answer, and do provide the details, so that they can help you –  Anwar Shah Jun 17 '12 at 19:15
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As your new to Ubuntu, follow the following step's to remove your Synaptic package manager and Ubuntu Software Center

step1: Press Ctrl+Alt+T, to open the Terminal window.

step2: Then to remove Ubuntu Software Center, type in

    sudo apt-get remove software-center

step3: After it's done, remove Synaptic package manager, to do so type in the same window,

    sudo apt-get remove synaptic 

This will remove these packages from your system.

Now to re-install them, again type in the Terminal window,

To install Synaptic package manager, type

    sudo apt-get install synaptic 

And to install Ubuntu Software Center, type

    sudo apt-get install software-center

Hope this solve's your problem.

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