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When I open Synaptic GUI (or CLI), I get this: [root@localhost ~]# apt-get install synaptic E: Vendor block FingerPrint is invalid E: Vendor block Name is invalid E: The list ...
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    [SOLVED] I broke my synaptic. WAH!


    When I open Synaptic GUI (or CLI), I get this:



    [root@localhost ~]# apt-get install synaptic
    E: Vendor block FingerPrint is invalid
    E: Vendor block Name is invalid
    E: The list of sources could not be read.
    [root@localhost ~]#

    Can I restore Synaptic from the LiveCD? Is there ANY way?

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    There is no need to re-install Synaptic. Something is wrong with sources only.
    Post the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list file here.
    Code:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    There is no need to re-install Synaptic. Something is wrong with sources only.
    Post the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list file here.
    Code:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    Here's another error as I open Synaptic GUI:
    E: Vendor block FingerPrint is invalid
    E: Vendor block Name is invalid
    E: The list of sources could not be read.
    Go to the repository dialog to correct the problem.
    If I click on 'Settings/Repos', I get a blank repo window, with the error window on top. Close the error window, and the repo window goes away too. ???


    Password:
    [root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    # Package repository URL's

    # Signed repositories have a [<key>] where <key> is the name of the key
    # as it appears in vendors.list. If you remove it, no digital signature check
    # will be made.

    rpm Index of /linux/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/apt pclinuxos/2007 main extra nonfree kde

    # rpm Index of /pub/pclinuxos/apt pclinuxos/2007 main extra nonfree kde

    # rpm Index of /pub/linux/distributions/texstar/pclinuxos/apt pclinuxos/2007 main extra nonfree kde

    # rpm Index of /pub/metalab/distributions/texstar/pclinuxos/apt pclinuxos/2007 main extra nonfree kde

    # rpm ftp://ftp.belnet.be/pub/mirror/pclinuxonline.com/apt/ pclinuxos/2007 main extra nonfree kde

    # rpm ftp://ftp.ch.debian.org/mirror/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2007 main extra nonfree kde

    # rpm Index of /MIRRORS/pclinuxos/apt pclinuxos/2007 main extra nonfree kde

    # rpm FTP archive directory /os/Linux/distr/texstar/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2007 main extra nonfree kde

    # rpm ftp://ftp.pbone.net/pub/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2007 main extra nonfree kde

    # rpm ftp://rm.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2007 main extra nonfree kde

    # rpm http://mirrors.lastdot.org:1280/pclos/apt/ pclinuxos/2007 main extra nonfree kde

    # rpm ftp://ftp.eth0-up.com/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2007 main extra nonfree kde

    # rpm Index of /pub/pclinuxos/apt pclinuxos/2007 main extra nonfree kde

    # rpm Index of /pclosusers/pclosfiles pclinuxos/2007 main extra nonfree kde

    # rpm Index of /pub/linux/pclinuxos/apt pclinuxos/2007 main extra nonfree kde

    # rpm Index of /pub1/linux/texstar/pclinuxos/apt pclinuxos/2007 main extra nonfree kde

    # rpm ftp://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2007 main extra nonfree kde

    # rpm ftp://klid.dk/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2007 main extra nonfree kde

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    Quote Originally Posted by buccaneere View Post
    Here's another error as I open Synaptic GUI:

    If I click on 'Settings/Repos', I get a blank repo window, with the error window on top. Close the error window, and the repo window goes away too. ???


    Password:
    [root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
    # Package repository URL's

    # Signed repositories have a [<key>] where <key> is the name of the key
    # as it appears in vendors.list. If you remove it, no digital signature check
    # will be made.

    repo1
    repo2
    repo3
    Does this tell me anything?

    GNU nano 2.0.6 File: /etc/apt/vendors.list

    simple-key "PCLinuxOS" {
    FingerPrint "63A28CBDA7A8387E1A532C1E59E70DEE9B4A4024";
    Name "PCLinuxOS (PCLinuxOS official keys) <pclinuxos@pclinuxos.com>";
    }
    simple-key "" {
    FingerPrint "";
    Name "";
    }










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    I am not a PCLinuxOS user but contents of sources.list and vendors.list files are correct. Execute this
    Code:
    sudo apt-get clean all
    sudo apt-get update
    Post error message here, if any.
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    I tried apt-get synaptic install, clean, update, all 3, but the return was always the same as the pop-up error post 1 pic above.

    I was in the right neighborhood, but I couldn't get the last puzzle piece in place.

    Solved here:
    I broke Synaptic! Meltdown.

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