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“Malformed line 6” error in my /etc/apt/sources.list
E: Malformed line 59 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources could not be read

Every time I try to install a new application or any other library to my Ubuntu 12.04, it does everything and at the end it shows me a message saying:

E: Malformed line 60 in source list / etc / apt / sources.list (distribution analysis)
E: The list of sources could not be read.
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marked as duplicate by Jjed, Mitch, stephenmyall, Eliah Kagan, Anwar Shah Sep 1 '12 at 16:49

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Can you please post the contents of you /etc/apt/sources.list file. – green Aug 31 '12 at 15:57
@green7 I'm new on Linux platforms and I didn't get your question.. – Erikson Aug 31 '12 at 17:14
@Erikson Press Alt+F2 and type: gedit /etc/apt/sources.list. You will see text editor. Copy the stuff you see to and give the link of the page you end up at when you submit the form. Hopefully this helps. – hexafraction Aug 31 '12 at 17:26
@ObsessiveFOSS Just did as you said, here's the link Thanks for helping me, I realy liked to get used to ubuntu... – Erikson Sep 1 '12 at 6:05
@Erikson Did you use gksudo with gedit, so you are prompted for a password? – user76204 Sep 1 '12 at 17:19
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Looking at the error message you posted and your Pastebin, the problem lies in lines 60-63 of your sources.list:

Your incorrect sources look like this:

deb partner
deb-src partner
deb partner
deb-src partner

While they should look like this instead:

deb precise partner
deb-src precise partner

I have removed the other two lines of the partner repository because it was a duplication.

Please press Alt+F2 and type

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Then edit your sources so they look the same as I have noted above and then save and exit gedit.

Now running

sudo apt-get update

should be successful.

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The last two lines are duplicated, they should be removed. – Eric Carvalho Sep 1 '12 at 14:39
Yes, I've edited it now. – user76204 Sep 1 '12 at 14:42
@Mik worked, Thank you very much, I'm using ubuntu for 2 or 3 days and everything is new for, thank's ones again. – Erikson Sep 1 '12 at 17:54
That's okay, hope you enjoy Ubuntu! – user76204 Sep 1 '12 at 17:55

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