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Help in removing repository reference.

Postby tlcmd on Thu May 08, 2014 7:57 am

In trying to download a youtube to mp3 converter (see my previous post here) , I downloaded another PPA. Now, my taskbar download manager has a red x in it and this message:

Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/apps/ ... ce/Sources 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/apps/ ... 4/Packages 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/apps/ ... 6/Packages 404 Not Found
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

How do I fix it, Please??

Thanks,
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Re: Help in removing repository reference.

Postby wayne128 on Thu May 08, 2014 8:00 am

It is not recommended to use ubuntu ppa on LMDE or Debian based distros..


Anyway, most likely the ppa's repos would appear in either
/etc/apt/sources.list

or inside /etc/apt/sources.list.d directory

So, just use file manager to search and look for it.
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Re: Help in removing repository reference.

Postby tlcmd on Thu May 08, 2014 10:20 am

Wayne, thanks for the reply. I did get the recommendations from this forum (see my previous post). But I'm really not computer literate. Would you please walk me through this process (either one of them) to rid my computer of that ppa. As it so happens, virtually all the problems I've had with LMDE have been with third party aps.

Thank you,
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Re: Help in removing repository reference.

Postby kurotsugi on Thu May 08, 2014 1:13 pm

please run 'inxi-r' and tell us the result :3
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Re: Help in removing repository reference.

Postby tlcmd on Thu May 08, 2014 4:31 pm

Here is what I ran from the terminal command in the start menu, and the result; what did I do wrong?? Warned you I was barely computer literate. Please bear with me.

dick@library ~ $ inxi-r
inxi-r: command not found
[127]dick@library ~ $ sudo inxi-r
[sudo] password for dick:
sudo: inxi-r: command not found
[1]dick@library ~ $


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Re: Help in removing repository reference.

Postby austin.texas on Thu May 08, 2014 4:42 pm

The problem seems to be that you don't have inxi installed.
I don't know if it available in LMDE, since I have never used LMDE.
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Re: Help in removing repository reference.

Postby wayne128 on Thu May 08, 2014 8:36 pm

tlcmd wrote:Here is what I ran from the terminal command in the start menu, and the result; what did I do wrong?? Warned you I was barely computer literate. Please bear with me.

dick@library ~ $ inxi-r
inxi-r: command not found
[127]dick@library ~ $ sudo inxi-r
[sudo] password for dick:
sudo: inxi-r: command not found
[1]dick@library ~ $


Thanks,
Dick


Oh...haha
That is OK

You should type
inxi -r

but you had typed
inxi-r

there is a space between inxi and -r

nevermind.. all is learning curve..

at least you can copy and paste the terminal output to the forum :mrgreen:

Would you please walk me through this process (either one of them) to rid my computer of that ppa


now try this command and copy the terminal output wholesales and paste here

cat /etc/apt/sources.list


oh.. remember you can copy the command I type and paste onto the terminal.
there is a space between cat and /etc/apt/sources.list

another two commands, if you have cleared the last one :mrgreen:
cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d

follow by next simple command

ls


this ls is list command that will print out all the files and folders in the directory that you were in.

good luck, do it one step at a time.
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Re: Help in removing repository reference.

Postby tlcmd on Thu May 08, 2014 8:45 pm

I just typed that which I was instructed in the initial post. Here is the result with the space:
dick@library ~ $ inxi -r
Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/noobslab-apps-testing.list
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/apps/ubuntu testing main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/apps/ubuntu testing main
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/ testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
deb http://extra.linuxmint.com debian main
dick@library ~ $
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Re: Help in removing repository reference.

Postby tlcmd on Thu May 08, 2014 8:49 pm

dick@library ~ $ cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d
dick@library /etc/apt/sources.list.d $ is
is: command not found
[127]dick@library /etc/apt/sources.list.d $
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Re: Help in removing repository reference.

Postby tlcmd on Thu May 08, 2014 8:54 pm

Thanks for the help. Working in this depth in Linux is like an olympic swimmer trying to teach a beginner. I got lost here:
"copy the terminal output wholesales"

I really appreciate the assistance.

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Re: Help in removing repository reference.

Postby tlcmd on Thu May 08, 2014 9:05 pm

My wife has me busy doing stuff and I have a water aerobics class tomorrow from 10:30 - 11:30 EDT tomorrow. Will rejoin this discussion tomorrow. I'd like to learn how to do this myself. I'm trying to make the complete switch from Windows 8.1 to LMDE. At least the Linux language is less complex than Windows 8.1 and the menu makes sense. I just need someone to hold my hand through this transition.

Thanks, and have a good evening,
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Re: Help in removing repository reference.

Postby wayne128 on Thu May 08, 2014 9:13 pm

dick@library /etc/apt/sources.list.d $ is
is: command not found
[127]dick@library /etc/apt/sources.list.d $


oh...

the command is list command,
ls ... l is lower letter of L

not 'is'.

:lol:


EDIT..

and sorry for this
"copy the terminal output wholesales"

All I wish to say is,
copy everything from the terminal and paste to this forum.

as you are now aware, linux command is too particular about every character.
a missing space means the command is totally different and might not work at all.

a lower letter and a Capital letter is also different!!

it is important to copy everything so that others can help spot any possible typo..
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Re: Help in removing repository reference.

Postby wayne128 on Thu May 08, 2014 9:35 pm

So, your ppa is shown in :::
dick@library ~ $ inxi -r
Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/noobslab-apps-testing.list



Here is how to remove that file...

Do this step by step..

the command is highlighted in RED and is large font.

1. open a terminal

2. type this command to change to the directory containing the ppa


dick@library ~ $ cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d

3. type this command, or better, copy the highlight command and paste to your terminal

dick@library /etc/apt/sources.list.d $ sudo mv noobslab-apps-testing.list noobslab-apps-testing.list.bak

4. type your password when asked, and hit enter key

5. next command to type is

dick@library /etc/apt/sources.list.d $ ls

6. next command to type is
dick@library /etc/apt/sources.list.d $ inxi -r
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Re: Help in removing repository reference.

Postby kurotsugi on Thu May 08, 2014 9:58 pm

else...simply delete /etc/apt/sources.list.d/noobslab-apps-testing.list
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Re: Help in removing repository reference.

Postby tlcmd on Fri May 09, 2014 2:40 pm

Wayne 128.
Help again, please!! I will be out from around 3:30 EDT to a dinner celebrating my younger grandson's 13th birthday, so may not get back immediately.
Well, somewhere I screwed up again. Here's what I did and obviously somewhere I went wrong. And I do not know how to delete as instructed in kurotsugi's post below yours. Anyway, here's what I've don. And again, thanks for your assistance:

dick@library ~ $ cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d
dick@library /etc/apt/sources.list.d $ sudo mv noobslab-apps-testing.list noobslab-apps-testing.list.bak
[sudo] password for dick:
mv: cannot stat ‘noobslab-apps-testing.list’: No such file or directory
[1]dick@library /etc/apt/sources.list.d $ ls
noobslab-apps-testing.list.bak official-package-repositories.list
dick@library /etc/apt/sources.list.d $ inxi -r
Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/ testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
deb http://extra.linuxmint.com debian main
dick@library /etc/apt/sources.list.d $
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Re: Help in removing repository reference.

Postby tlcmd on Fri May 09, 2014 3:06 pm

Wayne 128,
Please disregard my last post. I don't know or understand what I did, but my LMDE is fixed following your instructions. Maybe someday I'll understand it. .
Thanks for all the help and all the others who have answered this and my other postings.

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