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by KoD
Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: synaptic error - won't start
Replies: 7
Views: 2098

Re: synaptic error - won't start

[SOLVED] Finally! Error: /etc/apt/sources.list: More illegal space characters + all the "[" and "]" characters caused trouble (I checked on a different install). THANKS for the excellent support I received on the forum!!! :D KoD P.S.: I'll definitely continue using LinuxMint!
by KoD
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: synaptic error - won't start
Replies: 7
Views: 2098

Re: synaptic error - won't start

Progress! /etc/apt/sources.list.de/* : files contained random space characters. Taking them out at least got (graphic) synaptic to print the following error message: E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/steam.list ([option] too short) E: The list of sources could not be read. G...
by KoD
Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: synaptic error - won't start
Replies: 7
Views: 2098

Re: synaptic error - won't start

Hi, 1. thanks for your quick replies 2. @ z1p101: I already tried out what you'd suggested there (thanks anyway). 3. @ Speramint2: I ran dpkg --get-selections > <backup folder> cd <folder with unpacked apt package> make (...) checking db.h usability... no checking db.h presence... no checking for db...
by KoD
Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: synaptic error - won't start
Replies: 7
Views: 2098

synaptic error - won't start

Hi, I made the following n00b mistake: I added the kali repos THROUGH synaptic. After that synaptic won't start, it flashes for 1/2 second, then goes away. ALL package tools are broken. Already dusted off /etc/apt/sources.list && /etc/apt/sources.list.save as both were corrupted. Also alread...

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