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Got it, Colin. Thanks. Just ran the gedit & here's the output david

#

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 11.10 _Oneiric Ocelot_ - Release amd64 (20111011)]/ dists/oneiric/main/binary-i386/
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 11.10 _Oneiric Ocelot_ - Release amd64 (20111011)]/ dists/oneiric/restricted/binary-i386/
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 11.10 _Oneiric Ocelot_ - Release amd64 (20111011)]/ oneiric main restricted

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 11.10 _Oneiric Ocelot_ - Release amd64 (20111011)]/ dists/oneiric/main/binary-i386/
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 11.10 _Oneiric Ocelot_ - Release amd64 (20111011)]/ dists/oneiric/restricted/binary-i386/
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 11.10 _Oneiric Ocelot_ - Release amd64 (20111011)]/ oneiric main restricted

# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-backports multiverse main restricted universe
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial partner

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On August 4, 2018 4:14 PM, Colin Law <[hidden email]> wrote:

On 4 August 2018 at 21:05, djlafond via ubuntu-users <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi again Colin,

Sorry, i didn't register that as a file. doh. i found the file in the computer file list under files and folders, apt sources.list.save & i think this is the right one, etc/apt/ so here's what i found.

not sources.list.save but sources.list

In a terminal run
gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
which should open it in an editor (you won't be able to save it from there as you will need sudo privileges to do that, but lets not worry about that yet).  Copy/paste the whole contents here.  The error said there was an error at line 60.

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Re: gedit output re Entry 60 error, software updater failure, &c.

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On 4 August 2018 at 21:33, djlafond via ubuntu-users <[hidden email]> wrote:


deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-backports multiverse main restricted universe

That line is wrong, as it is missing the reference to xenial.
Are you still getting the digest and changing the subject, you keep breaking the thread so now I can't easily go back and see how you might have got into this situation, it is much better if you subscribe to individual messages, then you can just use Reply. In fact I don't believe you need that line anyway as the partner repository is already specified in the lines before.  I think the easiest way to sort it is, in a terminal, to run
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
which will bring up a simple terminal editor.  Don't try and use the mouse, just the keyboard.
Scroll down till you get to the start of the line above (the one with the missing 'xenial' then hold down the delete key to delete that line and the three after it (which all start with # so are just comments anyway).  Then type Ctrl+O (hold down the Ctrl key and press O) to save the file, it will prompt you with the file name, just hit enter, then Ctrl+X to exit the editor.  Then run
sudo apt-get update
which should now run through without error, and if it does then
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
which will upgrade everything to the latest 16.04 versions.

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Hi Colin,

Thank you again for your patience & for taking the time to pour over this. i've just done the edit your recommend, run clean & update & it's all good. The scary error icon, the red circle with the horizontal white bar disappeared before the terminal was done running the updates. The last line showing in the update run is

Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu10) . . .

then the command prompt comes up. i assume it's complete but the ellipsis at the end of that last line just left me a teeny bit unsure. i exited terminal mode since the error icon is gone & the update seemed to run fine & all seems good.

i take your point about breaking the thread, i'm sorry about that. i was thinking i was further focusing it but didn't think of the fact that it inherently broke the thread. In future i will subscribe to the message in situations like this so that doesn't happen. Believe it or not, i feel like i've learned a lot in this process. So as i said, i'm really grateful for your kind help. You're obviously a decent soul.

Thank you.

best,

david

One last question: is there a book you can recommend that would be a good primer on this sort of basic problem-solving, maintenance & terminal command stuff?  i'm definitely not a tech but i do to a degree get, just don't have a broad knowledge base though i've been using ubuntu since version 11 i think. i've been overall very happy with it & don't miss WIndows at all.




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On August 4, 2018 4:59 PM, Colin Law <[hidden email]> wrote:

On 4 August 2018 at 21:33, djlafond via ubuntu-users <[hidden email]> wrote:


deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-backports multiverse main restricted universe

That line is wrong, as it is missing the reference to xenial.
Are you still getting the digest and changing the subject, you keep breaking the thread so now I can't easily go back and see how you might have got into this situation, it is much better if you subscribe to individual messages, then you can just use Reply. In fact I don't believe you need that line anyway as the partner repository is already specified in the lines before.  I think the easiest way to sort it is, in a terminal, to run
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
which will bring up a simple terminal editor.  Don't try and use the mouse, just the keyboard.
Scroll down till you get to the start of the line above (the one with the missing 'xenial' then hold down the delete key to delete that line and the three after it (which all start with # so are just comments anyway).  Then type Ctrl+O (hold down the Ctrl key and press O) to save the file, it will prompt you with the file name, just hit enter, then Ctrl+X to exit the editor.  Then run
sudo apt-get update
which should now run through without error, and if it does then
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
which will upgrade everything to the latest 16.04 versions.

Colin



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On 5 August 2018 at 00:20, djlafond via ubuntu-users <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi Colin,

Thank you again for your patience & for taking the time to pour over this. i've just done the edit your recommend, run clean & update & it's all good. The scary error icon, the red circle with the horizontal white bar disappeared before the terminal was done running the updates. The last line showing in the update run is

Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu10) . . .

then the command prompt comes up. i assume it's complete but the ellipsis at the end of that last line just left me a teeny bit unsure. i exited terminal mode since the error icon is gone & the update seemed to run fine & all seems good.

i take your point about breaking the thread, i'm sorry about that. i was thinking i was further focusing it but didn't think of the fact that it inherently broke the thread. In future i will subscribe to the message in situations like this so that doesn't happen. Believe it or not, i feel like i've learned a lot in this process. So as i said, i'm really grateful for your kind help. You're obviously a decent soul.

That is the normal result for upgrading, the ellipses mean it is doing it and the fact that it returned to the prompt without an error means all is well.

This guy's tutorials are usually very good, though I have not used this particular one.  I think it is free to use online, but if you find it useful you may feel morally obliged to pay and get the additional resources.

Colin

 

Thank you.

best,

david

One last question: is there a book you can recommend that would be a good primer on this sort of basic problem-solving, maintenance & terminal command stuff?  i'm definitely not a tech but i do to a degree get, just don't have a broad knowledge base though i've been using ubuntu since version 11 i think. i've been overall very happy with it & don't miss WIndows at all.




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On August 4, 2018 4:59 PM, Colin Law <[hidden email]> wrote:

On 4 August 2018 at 21:33, djlafond via ubuntu-users <[hidden email]> wrote:


deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-backports multiverse main restricted universe

That line is wrong, as it is missing the reference to xenial.
Are you still getting the digest and changing the subject, you keep breaking the thread so now I can't easily go back and see how you might have got into this situation, it is much better if you subscribe to individual messages, then you can just use Reply. In fact I don't believe you need that line anyway as the partner repository is already specified in the lines before.  I think the easiest way to sort it is, in a terminal, to run
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
which will bring up a simple terminal editor.  Don't try and use the mouse, just the keyboard.
Scroll down till you get to the start of the line above (the one with the missing 'xenial' then hold down the delete key to delete that line and the three after it (which all start with # so are just comments anyway).  Then type Ctrl+O (hold down the Ctrl key and press O) to save the file, it will prompt you with the file name, just hit enter, then Ctrl+X to exit the editor.  Then run
sudo apt-get update
which should now run through without error, and if it does then
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
which will upgrade everything to the latest 16.04 versions.

Colin



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