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  1. #1
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    bad repository

    A while back, i tried to obtain a vid player from the miro site. I was unable because there is no release file. I installed "videos," which is working fine. The problem is, now whenever I open the software updater it gives a message as follows:

    Code:
    Unable to download updates:
    failed to refresh cache: E: The repository 'http://
    ppa.launchpad.net/pcf/miro-releases/ubuntu disco Release'
    does not have a Release file.
    How do I get rid of this? Thanks.

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    Re: bad repository

    Either open Software and Updates then go to Other Software and uncheck the miro ppa,
    or run
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:pcf/miro-releases
    sudo apt update
    in a terminal.
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    Re: bad repository

    Code:
    sudo apt install ppa-purge
    sudo ppa-purge ppa:pcf/miro-releases

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    Re: bad repository

    FYI: 19.04 reaches EOL on Thursday (23-Jan-2020) so release-upgrade asap (https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread....ighlight=19.04)

    If you open http://ppa.launchpad.net/pcf/miro-re.../ubuntu/dists/ in a browser, you'll note the last release it supported was 12.10, so maybe shouldn't have been added to a later system (it's no longer maintained, could be a security risk as https://launchpad.net/~pcf/+archive/.../miro-releases shows it hasn't had much done since early 2013) thus I wouldn't have added it myself.

    It's best if you check PPA's before adding, as being 3rd party - the security is all on you.

  5. #5
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    Re: bad repository

    @deadflowr, thanks, although I could not find "Other Software" in Updates. But the terminal commands did the trick.
    @CatKiller, thanks for your input, I already used the other method (above) but it is interesting to know there are several ways to do things.
    @guiverc, thank you for the advice. I am pretty new to all this.

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