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Can't open update manger,package manager or software center.

  1. The following code appears when I attempt to launch the above:
Could not initialize the package information

An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:

'E:Type '“deb' is not known on line 58 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list, E:The list of sources could not be read.'

Tried to 'gedit' it, apparently it doesn't handle 'E' Files?

Thank you in advance for your help.

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have you tried other softwares, like sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list ? The file might be too large for gedit to handle? : – owl Dec 30 '12 at 10:27

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Line 58 of the file /etc/apt/sources.list seems to start with “deb instead of deb.

Open the file as root in an editor, for example using

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

from the command line, and remove the (and if there's a at the end of the line remove that, too).

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Everything appears ok there, no "deb' as such. – Bjorn Dec 30 '12 at 10:44
Believe this is it: “deb lkucid main” “deb lucid main” “deb lucid main” “deb lucid main” “deb lucid main” deb Karmic main – Bjorn Dec 30 '12 at 10:55
Can I hi-light that & simply delete them to restore functioning of my update manger,package manager & software center.? – Bjorn Dec 30 '12 at 11:06
If you don't need this repositories anymore you can delete them. It may be a good idea to make a copy of the file before. If deleting the lines doesn't help please add the file's content to your question. – Florian Diesch Dec 30 '12 at 16:01

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