Re: Asserting local repository is trusted (man page problem?)
- Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:59:26 -0600
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Asserting local repository is trusted (man page problem?)
On 12/17/2018 02:15 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
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
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.
Whats my problem?
Reading the URL you provided above, under the heading
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.
There are two problems:
1. There's a problem of some sort with /media/richard/debian9/dvd1
itself -- investigating.
2. There's a side effect of originally installing system from DVD(s).
Synaptic when doing "Edit->Reload Package Information" will not
accept there be any existing reference to DVD(s) in sources.list.