I accidentally added this in a terminal:

sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/gutsy.list -0 /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

after which I get this error:

E:not known on line 1 file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
E:Could not read source list

I saw that you already 'solved a similar problem ... can you help me

Original (italian):

gestore pacchetti bloccato

Ho inserito per sbaglio questo comando nel terminale:

sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/gutsy.list -0 /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
dopodiche si e'bloccato gestione pacchetto e ricevo questo errore:
E:non riconosciuto alla riga 1nel file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
E:impossibile leggere elenco sorgenti

ho visto che hai gia' risolto un problema simile... mi puoi aiutare


3 Answers 3


What version of ubuntu are you using? You tried to add the gusty repository which was from something like ubuntu 7.10. So open the dialog where you can change your software sources (depends on which ubuntu youre using).

  • Synaptic - Settings>Repositories>Other Sources
  • Software Centre - Edit>Software sources>Other Sources

Remove the medibuntu sources from the list. Then

sudo apt-get update

If you want to add medibuntu correctly then use this command

sudo -E wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update
  • sto' usando lubuntu 11.10 lxde con synaptic-repository-altre fonti.
    – elvizz67
    Mar 11, 2012 at 21:36
  • cosa devo fare per rimuovere medibuntu dalla lista per poi poter usare il comando seguente di update ? cmq grazie per aiuto
    – elvizz67
    Mar 11, 2012 at 21:39
  • later on i understood how remove medibuntu from the list, but since i tried to put sudo apt-get update, it asked me a password that it was impossible to insert why ?
    – elvizz67
    Mar 12, 2012 at 20:44
  • i removed medibuntu sources from the list but, by the time i tried to digit sudo apt-get update and pushed enter, it was blocked with [sudo] password for luca : any idea ?
    – elvizz67
    Apr 13, 2012 at 19:36

if you know the software's name try 'dpkg -l | grep software' to find,then use 'sudo apt-get remove * --purge' or 'sudo dpkg -r *'.


Use Ubuntu tweak and purge the software sources you added,In Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.14, it is located in Package cleaner section

  • come elimino i software aggiunto, io uso lubuntu 11.10 lxde
    – elvizz67
    Mar 11, 2012 at 22:00
  • 1
    English translation please.
    – Prasad RD
    Mar 13, 2012 at 5:20
  • 1
    @Prasad I know that I come a little late :) but, there you go: How do I delete additional software, I'm using Lubuntu 11.10 lxde
    – Lucio
    Jan 20, 2013 at 1:13
  • @Lucio please start a new question...you will get more answers :)
    – Prasad RD
    Jan 21, 2013 at 7:16
  • @Prasad No, you don't understand. I was translating the comment of #elvizz67. Haha, nevermind..
    – Lucio
    Jan 21, 2013 at 19:36

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