[GLLUG] Debian sources trouble

Sharon Kimble boudiccas at talktalk.net
Thu Sep 5 21:29:06 UTC 2013

On Thu, 5 Sep 2013 21:38:19 +0100 (BST)
MJ <mirojrsc at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am new to Debian. I wanted to add repository for Xiphos software
> for it is not on DVDs. I have added some lines for Xiphos is
> maintained for Ubuntu and Debbian and now Synaptic is throwing this
> and then closes. ?!?
> E: The value 'precise' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a
> release is not available in the sources E: _cache->open() failed,
> please report.
> !?!
> "precise" is not in 'sources.list'
> Thanks in advance
Relax, its not irretrievable, it can be sorted. What version of Debian
have you installed? What exactly is in your '/etc/apt/sources.list'?
[Best if you just copy it and paste it into a email] What exactly are
you trying to add into the sources.list, give url if possible please?
And finally, what command were you using when you got that error

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