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E:Malformed line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list (URI)

^^ This is what I get back, earlier I was trying to get Pokemon Online to install properly, and it wasn't working, so I tried to get getdeb, now it won't check or show updates without giving me the message above, what am I doing wrong?

EDIT: Now it keeps sending me the information that it's experiencing an error continually.

EDIT 2: These are the contents of the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list:

deb http://    archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu precise-getdeb apps  
deb  
http://   archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu saucy-getdeb apps  
deb http://    archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu saucy-getdeb apps  
deb http://    archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu precise-getdeb games  
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The error is telling you you have a bad line in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list. Please post the contents of that file. Also, "this is what I get back" is not exactly clear. You get that when you do what? –  terdon Mar 9 at 2:04
    
i60.tinypic.com/2e50eht.png Here, exactly what it says to me when i try to click, "show updates" –  WaffleyOne Mar 9 at 2:16
    
Thanks, you had not said you were clicking on "show updates". You still haven't shown the contents of the file I asked for though, that is the reason for your error. Specifically, the second line of the file has a format error but I can't tell you what it is without seeing the file. –  terdon Mar 9 at 2:17
    
Okay, where do I go to find that, if you couldn't tell, I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and don't have much any idea what I'm doing, especially since the OS updated to something a bunch of numbers ahead of what was detailed in the manual that the disk came with. –  WaffleyOne Mar 9 at 2:22
    
The file is at /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list, just open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), paste this: cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list, then hit enter and add the results to your question. Ping me (@terdon) if you want to let me know you have done so. –  terdon Mar 9 at 2:23

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If I read the question correctly, your /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list looks like this:

deb http:// archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu precise-getdeb apps
deb
http:// archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu saucy-getdeb apps
deb http:// archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu saucy-getdeb apps
deb http:// archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu precise-getdeb games

If so, the problem is indeed on the second line. deb lines have this format:

deb http://repo.url.com repo_section(s)

So, open that file in an editor using sudo

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list

Then, edit the file so that it looks like this:

deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu precise-getdeb apps
deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu saucy-getdeb apps
deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu saucy-getdeb apps
deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu precise-getdeb games

Make sure each lines starts with deb and that there are no spaces between http:// and archive.

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Thank you, this was very helpful!! –  WaffleyOne Mar 9 at 2:52

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