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How do I remove a malformed line from my sources.list?

I recently updated to xubuntu 12.10 from an older suite. I followed instructions I found in other postings.

cat -n /etc/apt/sources.list | grep 62
62  deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonabeck/ppa/xubuntu main

Then edited the file:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/source.list

The source list opened and the document was blank. I'm wondering how I got here and if there is anything to do besides load a new source list. Any help is appreciated. Please keep in mind that I'm very new to Ubuntu.

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marked as duplicate by fossfreedom Jan 20 '13 at 21:47

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$ cat -n /etc/apt/sources.list

$ sudo gedit /etc/apt/source.list

These are two different files. You probably meant to edit /etc/apt/sources.list in the second line.

If you managed to open that file, then you should fix that offending line for this PPA, as it's missing a distribution channel, e.g. quantal and xubuntu doesn't exist there:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonabeck/ppa/ubuntu quantal main

That should fix it!

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