I face that issue whenever i install any application
There is obviously something syntactically wrong with your list of sources.
Would you mind sharing the file in question?
erlang was and environment i used while working on assignment, I can locate it since i installed it on terminal
would this be the reason since i disabled on this process?
Could you please follow @Mina’s request?
how do i share it @Akito?
how do i share this file please?
sudo printf "$(</etc/apt/sources.list.d/erlang-solutions.list)"
It’d be nice if you copy-pasted the output here, verbatim.
It looks like there are 2 spaces between “debian” and “contrib”. It should be only a single space, I think.
that’s the output and it persists
I’m trying to edit root files, but i can’t the line with errors
You should not do that, if you have no idea what you are doing.
Especially #2) and #3) are important for you, right now.
The error might also be in the original sources file
You might want to copy and paste the output of
grep -1 erlang /etc/apt/sources.list
Please do not post screenshots. Text is far easier to read.
It is a good idea to enclose the output lines in tags:
E: Malformed entry 3 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/erlang-solutions.list (Component) E: The list of sources could not be read.The result when i try to update without editing anything in the root file
This is most certainly not the output of the
When you tried installing Erlang, you added the repository meant for Debian.
In addition to that, the repository is also not in correct form (probably there is a missing term between debian and contrib) which is why it complains.
Here’s what you should be doing instead:
Remove the file or rename it something like this:
sudo mv /etc/apt/sources.list.d/erlang.solution.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/erlang.solution.back
And then follow the steps mentioned here:
How did you enter the command in a different font that looks like the one in terminal (monospace font)? Please tell me about it… Your reply would be helpful.