[Resolved] ppa error issues 404, no pubkey, etc.

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[Resolved] ppa error issues 404, no pubkey, etc.

Postby jim7fl on Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:15 am

Some searches here revealed this post

http://forums.linuxmint.com/ucp.php?mode=activate&u=96734&k=10QKBL

(edited: I didn't realize using "list" would make the post so lengthy. I replaced the "list"
with "code" to reduce the screen length unless someone wants to look at the quite lengthy
screen paste)

I don't think my system is fouled up the same way as that poster, but nonetheless, it is
not functioning correctly, likely is something I fat-fingered or click the wrong install button
somewhere. I've been using various flavors of Linux for about a year and half for my desktop
as well as some servers on my home office network.

I tried to install Y-PPA-Manager with the following sequence:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager
[sudo] password for jim:
You are about to add the following PPA to your system:
 Y PPA Manager
 Y PPA Manager

Info and feedback: http://www.webupd8.org/2010/11/y-ppa-manager-easily-search-add-remove.html

This PPA is for Y PPA Manager and also includes the latest YAD for Ubuntu Karmic, Lucid, Maverick and Natty (YAD is a dependency for Y PPA Manager): http://code.google.com/p/yad/


 More info: https://launchpad.net/~webupd8team/+archive/y-ppa-manager
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --secret-keyring /tmp/tmp.sFB59azwBh --trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --primary-keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80/ --recv 7B2C3B0889BF5709A105D03AC2518248EEA14886
gpg: requesting key EEA14886 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: key EEA14886: public key "Launchpad VLC" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)


That seem to go ok, then I did:

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 sudo apt-get update

which resulted in a lot of
ign (assuming that means ignored):
hit (assuming that was success)
Get (assuming also successful)
Err ( can't be a good thing but how to fix it?)
W: GPG error: (not good)
W: Failed to fetch: (also not good)
E: Some index files failed to download (possibly ok in most circumstances)

I need some enlightenment or education, or just plain sympathetic tutoring.

Below is a detailed list of my "sudo apt-get update" results

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Ign http://download.webmin.com sarge InRelease                                 
Ign http://apt.spideroak.com release InRelease                                 
Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease                                     
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric InRelease                             
Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease                                     
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-security InRelease                   
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates InRelease                     
Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease                                     
Hit http://apt.spideroak.com release Release.gpg                               
Ign http://www.openprinting.org lsb3.2 InRelease                               
Hit http://download.virtualbox.org oneiric InRelease                           
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg                                   
Hit http://download.webmin.com sarge Release.gpg                               
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric InRelease                                 
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric InRelease                                 
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric InRelease                                 
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric Release.gpg                           
Hit http://apt.spideroak.com release Release                                   
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg                                   
Hit http://download.virtualbox.org oneiric/contrib i386 Packages               
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-security Release.gpg [198 B]       
Hit http://download.webmin.com sarge Release                                   
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric InRelease                                 
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric InRelease                                 
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric InRelease                                 
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric InRelease                                 
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric InRelease                                 
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric InRelease                                 
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric InRelease                                 
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric InRelease                                 
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lisa InRelease   
Hit http://apt.spideroak.com release/restricted i386 Packages                 
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg                                   
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release                                       
Ign http://download.virtualbox.org oneiric/contrib TranslationIndex           
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates Release.gpg [198 B]         
Get:3 http://www.openprinting.org lsb3.2 Release.gpg [230 B]                   
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release                                       
Ign http://apt.spideroak.com release/restricted TranslationIndex               
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release                                       
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric Release                               
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg                               
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg                               
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg                               
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg                               
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg                               
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg                               
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg                               
Hit http://download.webmin.com sarge/contrib i386 Packages                     
Hit http://www.openprinting.org lsb3.2 Release                                 
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg                               
Ign http://www.openprinting.org lsb3.2 Release                                 
Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages                             
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-security Release [40.8 kB]         
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg                               
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg                               
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg                               
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lisa Release.gpg                                 
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release                                   
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main TranslationIndex                         
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release                                   
Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages                             
Ign http://download.webmin.com sarge/contrib TranslationIndex                 
Ign http://www.openprinting.org lsb3.2/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex           
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main TranslationIndex                         
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release                                   
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release                                   
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release                                   
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release                                   
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release                                   
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release                                   
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release                                   
Ign http://www.openprinting.org lsb3.2/main TranslationIndex                   
Get:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates Release [40.8 kB]           
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release                                   
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release                                   
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lisa Release                                     
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main i386 Packages                       
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main TranslationIndex                     
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Sources                             
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main i386 Packages                       
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main TranslationIndex                     
Ign http://apt.spideroak.com release/restricted Translation-en_US             
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Sources                         
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted Sources                   
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe Sources                     
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main TranslationIndex                     
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Sources                             
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main i386 Packages                       
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main TranslationIndex                     
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Sources                             
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main i386 Packages                       
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse Sources                   
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main i386 Packages                   
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted i386 Packages             
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe i386 Packages               
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse i386 Packages             
Ign http://apt.spideroak.com release/restricted Translation-en                 
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main TranslationIndex                 
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse TranslationIndex           
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted TranslationIndex           
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe TranslationIndex             
Get:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/main i386 Packages [208 kB]
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main TranslationIndex                     
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Sources                             
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main i386 Packages                       
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main TranslationIndex                     
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Sources                             
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main i386 Packages                       
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main TranslationIndex                     
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Sources                             
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main i386 Packages                       
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main TranslationIndex                     
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Sources                             
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main i386 Packages                       
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main TranslationIndex                     
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lisa/main TranslationIndex                       
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Sources                             
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main i386 Packages                       
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main TranslationIndex                     
Hit http://www.openprinting.org lsb3.2/main i386 Packages                     
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Sources                             
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main i386 Packages                       
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main TranslationIndex                     
Ign http://download.webmin.com sarge/contrib Translation-en_US                 
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en_US                         
Ign http://download.webmin.com sarge/contrib Translation-en                   
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en                           
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en_US                         
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en                           
Ign http://www.openprinting.org lsb3.2/main Translation-en_US                 
Ign http://download.virtualbox.org oneiric/contrib Translation-en_US           
Get:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/restricted i386 Packages [4,062 B]
Ign http://www.openprinting.org lsb3.2/main Translation-en                     
Get:8 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/universe i386 Packages [55.5 kB]
Ign http://download.virtualbox.org oneiric/contrib Translation-en             
Get:9 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/multiverse i386 Packages [3,381 B]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/main TranslationIndex       
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/multiverse TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/restricted TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/universe TranslationIndex
Get:10 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/main i386 Packages [396 kB]
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Sources                             
  404  Not Found
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main i386 Packages 
  404  Not Found
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net lisa/main Sources           
  404  Not Found
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net lisa/main i386 Packages     
  404  Not Found
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en_US
Get:11 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/restricted i386 Packages [6,645 B]
Get:12 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/universe i386 Packages [131 kB]
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en                     
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en_US                   
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en                       
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en_US                   
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en   
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en_US                   
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en                       
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en 
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en 
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en_US
Get:13 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [6,359 B]
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/main TranslationIndex       
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/restricted TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/universe TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe Translation-en
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/main Translation-en 
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/universe Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/main Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lisa/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net lisa/main Translation-en
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric-updates/universe Translation-en
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en
Fetched 894 kB in 5s (159 kB/s)
W: GPG error: http://www.openprinting.org lsb3.2 Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 7A4B44C2D2A2203E
W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/dists/stable/Release  Unable to find expected entry 'non-free/binary-i386/Packages' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/dockbar-main/ppa/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/main/source/Sources  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/dockbar-main/ppa/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/y-ppa-manager/ubuntu/dists/lisa/main/source/Sources  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/y-ppa-manager/ubuntu/dists/lisa/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
           


I following foolishly, maybe with

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sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager


which resulted in :
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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/dl.google.com_linux_chrome_deb_dists_stable_main_binary-i386_Packages)
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
E: Unable to locate package y-ppa-manager


My guess is that my ppa source list is fouled up, but I don't see a way to fix it.

Any ideas?

:(
Last edited by jim7fl on Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:43 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: ppa error issues 404, no pubkey, etc.

Postby xenopeek on Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:29 pm

Please post the output of:
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inxi -r
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Re: ppa error issues 404, no pubkey, etc.

Postby jim7fl on Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:17 pm

Vincent Vermeulen wrote:Please post the output of:
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inxi -r


Thanks for the reply.

As requested:

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 inxi -r
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric main restricted universe multiverse
           deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric-security main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gwibber-daily/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/hydr0g3n/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu oneiric main
           deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian oneiric contrib
           deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/hydr0g3n/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu oneiric main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bimsebasse-cinnamonextras-oneiric.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bimsebasse/cinnamonextras/ubuntu oneiric main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/bimsebasse/cinnamonextras/ubuntu oneiric main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dlynch3-ppa-oneiric.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/dlynch3/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/dlynch3/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dockbar-main-ppa-oneiric.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/dockbar-main/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/dockbar-main/ppa/ubuntu oneiric main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freefilesync-ffs-oneiric.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/freefilesync/ffs/ubuntu oneiric main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/freefilesync/ffs/ubuntu oneiric main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
           deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-earth.list
           deb http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb/ stable main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list
           deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jockey.list
           deb http://www.openprinting.org/download/printdriver/debian/ lsb3.2 main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nathan-renniewaldock-xbmc-stable-oneiric.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nathan-renniewaldock/xbmc-stable/ubuntu oneiric main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/nathan-renniewaldock/xbmc-stable/ubuntu oneiric main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spideroak.com.sources.list
           deb http://apt.spideroak.com/ubuntu-spideroak-hardy/ release restricted
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntuone-stable-oneiric.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuone/stable/ubuntu oneiric main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuone/stable/ubuntu oneiric main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-y-ppa-manager-lisa.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/y-ppa-manager/ubuntu lisa main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/y-ppa-manager/ubuntu lisa main
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Re: ppa error issues 404, no pubkey, etc.

Postby xenopeek on Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:46 pm

I'm moving this topic here as you are not running Linux Mint 12, but Ubuntu 11.10.

The solution for the GPG error about the missing public key is given here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2042929

In your /etc/apt/sources.list file you have the line:
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deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free
I don't think you need that; this is the Chrome repository and that is covered also by the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list file. So remove that line from /etc/apt/sources.list.

The /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dockbar-main-ppa-oneiric.list file refers to the Oneiric release for Ubuntu, but this repository doesn't have files for that Ubuntu release (see http://ppa.launchpad.net/dockbar-main/ppa/ubuntu/dists/). Suggest you find an alternative PPA for this and remove this one?

The /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-y-ppa-manager-lisa.list file refers to a "lisa" release for Ubuntu. That is of course not possbile. lisa is a Linux Mint release name; that should be "oneiric" for Ubuntu. Replace lisa with oneiric in this file to fix that.
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Re: ppa error issues 404, no pubkey, etc.

Postby jim7fl on Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:33 pm

Vincent Vermeulen wrote:I'm moving this topic here as you are not running Linux Mint 12, but Ubuntu 11.10.

The solution for the GPG error about the missing public key is given here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2042929

In your /etc/apt/sources.list file you have the line:
Code: Select all
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free
I don't think you need that; this is the Chrome repository and that is covered also by the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list file. So remove that line from /etc/apt/sources.list.

The /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dockbar-main-ppa-oneiric.list file refers to the Oneiric release for Ubuntu, but this repository doesn't have files for that Ubuntu release (see http://ppa.launchpad.net/dockbar-main/ppa/ubuntu/dists/). Suggest you find an alternative PPA for this and remove this one?

The /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-y-ppa-manager-lisa.list file refers to a "lisa" release for Ubuntu. That is of course not possbile. lisa is a Linux Mint release name; that should be "oneiric" for Ubuntu. Replace lisa with oneiric in this file to fix that.


Sounds like I have a mishmash of the two systems installed. How in the world did I manage to do that?

My bootup screen shows a Mint12 login screen, and I have a lot of mint programs installed.

Hmmmm I was wondering why I have so little success at modifying my main menu. Maybe this is the "root" of all my problems.

Presumably you intend for me to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list, right? After edited that file, if I issue the ixni command, my output will change?

So I suppose I need to backup everything I have a do a new install to get on the right foot.

Therein lies the problem, I unfortunately don't know where to find everything I need to archive to put it back when the new system is installed.

If I just archive the home directory, I'll be including a LOT of things that are unnecessary and/or redundant and/or the wrong thing to keep.

What I do not want to lose are my tomboy notes (where ever they might be), my config files for various programs that I've tweaked, etc.

I really would like to put Linux Mint 13 on and upgrade. If I could just feel secure about not losing any of my data.

Any good links for the correct directories to archive for future restoration?

Thanks in Advance.

BTW, I did menu>system tools>system settings>System Info and sure enough, it came up with Ubuntu 11.10 I'm at a loss to explain why all the boot-up it looks like Mint 12.
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Re: ppa error issues 404, no pubkey, etc.

Postby xenopeek on Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:55 am

It may look like Linux Mint 12 (however that happened), but when you have none of the Linux Mint repositories in your sources.list file then you are surely not running Linux Mint :)

Upgrading to Linux Mint 13 sounds like a good idea, and perhaps be a little more careful with all the added repositories (do you really need them all).

I don't use Tomboy, but I would hope it has a backup or export function? As to what directories you should back up for the other programs, that depends from program to program. Press Ctrl+H in your file manager to see the hidden files and directories in your home folder, but I think that indeed copying a large set from here will do more harm than good. I'd instead look at for which programs do you in fact care about its settings and preferences and such, and look for a backup or export option.
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Re: ppa error issues 404, no pubkey, etc.

Postby jim7fl on Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:50 am

Vincent Vermeulen wrote:It may look like Linux Mint 12 (however that happened), but when you have none of the Linux Mint repositories in your sources.list file then you are surely not running Linux Mint :)

Upgrading to Linux Mint 13 sounds like a good idea, and perhaps be a little more careful with all the added repositories (do you really need them all).

I don't use Tomboy, but I would hope it has a backup or export function? As to what directories you should back up for the other programs, that depends from program to program. Press Ctrl+H in your file manager to see the hidden files and directories in your home folder, but I think that indeed copying a large set from here will do more harm than good. I'd instead look at for which programs do you in fact care about its settings and preferences and such, and look for a backup or export option.


Thanks, Vincent for all your sage comments. I'm delving deeper into the "nuts and bolts" of Linux file storage and doing a much better job of learning the "standard" Linux file storage. In the future, before I commit important data to any piece of software, I definitely intend to thoroughly research how to make a backup AND a restore. It is amazing how many people latch onto a backup "solution" that they don't ever test to find out how to recover their data.

I marked this "resolved" instead of "solved" because I'm a long way from the solution, but at least I have a map to get me there.

Thanks again, and best regards to you and yours.
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