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I tried to install Webmin on Ubuntu by following the instructions on http://www.webmin.com/deb.html. Using the Update Manager GUI I added the repositories and the key

deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib
deb http://webmin.mirror.somersettechsolutions.co.uk/repository sarge contrib 

However when I do an:

apt-get update
apt-get install webmin

I get the error:

W: Failed to fetch http://download.webmin.com/download/repository/dists/sarge/Release  Unable to find expected entry 'contrib/source/Sources' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)
W: Failed to fetch http://webmin.mirror.somersettechsolutions.co.uk/repository/dists/sarge/Release  Unable to find expected entry 'contrib/source/Sources' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

Looing at the page at the URL I can see:

 7029066c27ac6f5ef18d660d5741979a               20 contrib/source/Sources.gz

Is the error caused by the fact that the Sources are compressed with gzip or am I doing something wrong?

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I managed to get it working by removing the source repository in /etc/apt/sources.list :

deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib
#deb-src http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib
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