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How do I fix “malformed line” errors in sources.list?

I seem to be running into some difficulties with the acquisition of the latest libreoffice deb pkg.

When I type

sudo apt-get update

I get

E: Malformed line 60 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist) E: The list of sources could not be read.

I don't understand of that means that I did something wrong or if there is a problem at tuxfamily.

Any help is, as always, greatly appreciated.

Full contents of /etc/apt/sources.list.

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    Post your output of cat /etc/apt/sources.list – karthick87 Dec 15 '10 at 13:23
  • karthick87 -the actual output was over the posting limit by some 2300 characters. This is the last line (which I thought might be helpful). <deb hxxp://download.tuxfamily.org/gericom/libreoffice/> – beachbuddah Dec 15 '10 at 15:40
  • @Beachbuddah Throw it up on pastebin.ubuntu.com that'll be easier. – Jorge Castro Dec 15 '10 at 17:19
  • ok here goes: pastebin.ubuntu.com/544110 – beachbuddah Dec 15 '10 at 17:50
  • Hate to say this but RC3 was released yesterday – robin0800 Jan 14 '11 at 17:59

You should probably just install LO from the PPA: Is there a PPA with the latest version of LibreOffice?


Change hxxp to http


  • Have you added the key? mail-archive.com/discuss@documentfoundation.org/msg00512.html – user4815 Dec 15 '10 at 20:41
  • I removed and re-added the repository and when I did, I fixed an earlier problem (I was temporarily blocked from updating my system) but got a new message: "W: Failed to fetch download.tuxfamily.org/gericom/libreoffice/Release Unable to find expected entry Sources in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)". While I was in the software sources GUI, I checked and the key was there but either I added the repo incorrectly (copied n pasted) or the target is missing. – beachbuddah Dec 15 '10 at 22:21
  • @Beachbuddah follow @Jorge Castro's answer. – RolandiXor Jan 14 '11 at 17:58

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