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The command sudo apt-get update returns

E: Malformed line 54 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse)

as output. Please help me to solve this issue.

Here are lines 53 and 54 in the source list:

deb-src lucid-security multiverse
deb partner
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marked as duplicate by gertvdijk, Eliah Kagan, Warren Hill, bodhi.zazen, Thomas W. Jul 15 '13 at 16:54

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Why did you edit this by hand? Always make sure you have a backup of the file to compare against if you have issues. And please keep in mind that 10.04 is an older unsupported release (desktop, not server). – gertvdijk Jul 15 '13 at 7:44
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an unsupported End-of-Life release. 10.04 Desktop edition was marked end-of-life at May 9, 2013 and the partner repository isn't updated anymore for Lucid since then. I do recognize that your question is not strictly about that, though (so I provided an answer). – gertvdijk Jul 15 '13 at 7:47
I never edited it but thanx for the answer. :) – Emma5379 Jul 18 '13 at 17:02
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Line 54 should be

deb lucid partner
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