Any Tips for Removing GetDeb? [SOLVED]

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Any Tips for Removing GetDeb? [SOLVED]

Postby furbearingmammal on Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:28 am

I can't disable or remove the archive.getdeb.net links from the software manager or update manager. How would I go about fixing that? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Any Tips for Removing GetDeb?

Postby xenopeek on Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:43 am

That's weird. Well, please open a terminal and share the output of the following command here. You can copy text to/from the terminal, see its Edit menu. With that information, we can confirm the manual action you should take.
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Re: Any Tips for Removing GetDeb?

Postby furbearingmammal on Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:42 pm

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Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ nadia main upstream import backport universe
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-security main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ quantal partner
           deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ quantal free non-free
           deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu quantal-getdeb apps
           deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu quantal-getdeb games
           deb http://liveusb.info/multisystem/depot all 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/nemh-gambas3-quantal.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nemh/gambas3/ubuntu quantal main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/nemh/gambas3/ubuntu quantal main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/steam.list
           deb http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/ precise steam
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-audio-dev-ppa-quantal.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa/ubuntu quantal main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa/ubuntu quantal main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-wine-ppa-nadia.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu quantal main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xorg-edgers-ppa-quantal.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu quantal main
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Re: Any Tips for Removing GetDeb?

Postby nomko on Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:54 pm

Okay, the repo's are in the list. Do this:
Open a terminal and type the following command:
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sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Enter your password and the source.list file will be opened .
Now you can remove these lines manually:
deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu quantal-getdeb apps
deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu quantal-getdeb games

Save and close the file and in the terminal run this command:
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sudo apt-get update
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Re: Any Tips for Removing GetDeb?

Postby AlbertP on Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:56 pm

It is probably easier to go into Software Sources in the menu and uncheck or remove the two GetDeb ones on the Others tab.
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Re: Any Tips for Removing GetDeb?

Postby nomko on Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:57 pm

AlbertP wrote:It is probably easier to go into Software Sources in the menu and uncheck or remove the two GetDeb ones on the Others tab.

The Getdeb and Playdeb server aren't continued any longer: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=123258. So, basically there's no need to keep them in Software Sources.
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Re: Any Tips for Removing GetDeb?

Postby xenopeek on Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:58 pm

The Software Sources route apparently wasn't working, hence the workaround. As for nomko's command, you may have to replace sudo gedit with gksudo pluma or kdesu kate depending on your desktop environment (former for MATE, latter for KDE). You can also make the needed changes by running this command from the terminal:
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sudo sed -i 's/^\(.*archive.getdeb.net.*\)$/#\1/' /etc/apt/sources.list
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Re: Any Tips for Removing GetDeb?

Postby furbearingmammal on Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:06 pm

AlbertP wrote:It is probably easier to go into Software Sources in the menu and uncheck or remove the two GetDeb ones on the Others tab.


Tried that for the last month and it wouldn't let me click remove or uncheck them. Rather frustrating.

Xeno, your fix worked perfectly. Thanks much!
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