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Re: Asserting local repository is trusted (man page problem?)




On 12/16/2018 10:15 PM, David wrote:
On Mon, 17 Dec 2018 at 06:04, Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

My sources.list has lines of the form
deb trusted=yes file:/media/richard/debian9/dvd1 stable main contrib

When using Synaptic's "Edit->Reload Package Information" the error
message is:
E: Malformed entry 3 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list (URI parse)
E: The list of sources could not be read.
Go to the repository dialog to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.

https://manpages.debian.org/stretch/apt/sources.list.5.en.html states

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Whats my problem?
TIA

Reading the URL you provided above, under the heading
ONE-LINE-STYLE FORMAT
we find this text:
"If options should be provided they are separated by spaces and
all of them together are enclosed by square brackets ([]) included
in the line after the type separated from it with a space."

Yes that is worth at least one facepalm.




That's evidently not my only problem. It will require a fresh clean install to check out.