Malformed entry 4 in list file /ect/apt/sources.list (component)

PureOS on Librem 15 ver. 3 does not update upgrade. I tried various solutions and update / upgrade commands and keep getting: malformed entry 4 in list file /ect/apt/sources.list (component).

So give us the content of the /ect/apt/sources.list file.

I have no clue how to do that. I could not find anything like it by searching Files nor could I find it by typing /ect/apt/sources.list (component) in the Tilix application.

Open Tilix and type:

cat /etc/apt/sources.list

Watch for typos, for example you wrote:

it is not /ect/apt/sources.list, it is: /etc/apt/sources.list

jsbic@L15:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
## See sources.list(5) for more information, especialy
# Remember that you can only use http, ftp or file URIs
deb green main
deb main
deb-src main
# CDROMs are managed through the apt-cdrom tool.

this line deb main should have a space after the last / so it should look like this deb green main
Now to edit that, do sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

OK, beFree I edited and saved … Software says Up to date!
thank you! that apparently was the problem… I am now in the midst of updating and upgrading the Librem 15!


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Also, use “https” instead of “http”.

to use https… do I re edit the sources.list and just add the “s” to the http in the lines there?

Yes. Also remove duplicate deb lines (you have deb green main twice, unless you already removed one of them).

OK, sir… I will do that! thanks again.
AR - over & out