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




On 12/16/2018 01:03 PM, Richard Owlett 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.


There were three problems -- one mine, two Synaptic's.

Mine was the content of sources.list .
As was pointed out
deb trusted=yes file:/media/richard/debian9/dvd1 stable main contrib
should have been
deb [ trusted=yes ] file:/media/richard/debian9/dvd1 stable main contrib

The Synaptic problems were:
1. There's a side effect of originally installing system from DVD(s).
   Synaptic when doing "Edit->Reload Package Information" will not
   accept there being any existing reference to DVD(s) in sources.list.
2. Although Synaptic has no problems with processing Packages.gz from
   a DVD it requires it to have been unzipped when reading from a disk.