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How do I fix this “E:Type ‘*’ is not known on line * in source list …” update error?

hi my update manager is not working. Each time i open it there is an error messages that says

E;Type 'Reading' is not known on line 63 in source list/etc/apt/source.list.

as a new user to linux how can I fix this problem. i use ubuntu 10.10 maverick meerkat

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, fossfreedom Dec 17 '12 at 11:15

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It is impossible to say what is wrong with the file with the information you give. Consider to add that row to your query. Or you can remove the line by putting # at the beginning of the line.

To edit press ALT+F2 and then type gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

NB. Maveric is no longer supported, you should think about doing an upgrade or even better, downloading the latest version to avoid upgrading from one version to the next.

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