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beryl inst. prob. on ubuntu 6.06

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January 17, 2007 12:10:59 PM

im following instructions on beryl wiki
see here

and i get this terminal error
kamikaze@kamikaze-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
E: Type 'wget' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list

would this have anything to do with my school's proxy?

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January 17, 2007 10:56:14 PM

Possibly... Have you tried from another connection? It could be that the repository was down or that there is an error in your /etc/apt/sources.list

Can you post the contents of that file and we can have a look. It might also be worth running through the steps again. I've had similar problems when I forgot to add the key.
January 19, 2007 3:54:52 AM

It looks like you added a line to your sources.list that you were instead supposed to run.

1) Add only the line starting "deb" to your sources.list
2) Run the wget command (this downloads a "signature" for the new repository you added to sources.list so that when apt/aptitude tries to get files from here, it knows it's a "trusted source")
3) Continue with the guide, and you'll be in wobbly window heaven soon!

Edit: You were definitely barking up the right tree Audio, sorry to snipe your answer :) 
January 20, 2007 9:24:03 AM

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E: Type 'wget' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list


That was the giveaway that I missed.. :?

No problem. I think even I would have spotted that one had the OP posted the file. :lol: 
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