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john...@purencool.comJun 5, 2012 12:15 am 
Josh McFarlaneJun 5, 2012 12:32 am 
David JamesJun 5, 2012 4:51 am 
Brad MarshallJun 5, 2012 3:53 pm 
Subject:Re: /etc/apt/sources.list.d issue
From:Josh McFarlane (
Date:Jun 5, 2012 12:32:11 am

Hi John,

A ppa can be removed simply through the Ubuntu Software Centre. Once you have the *Software Center* open *Software Sources* from the *edit* menu. Click on the edit tab. Now you can click on a software source and remove it by clicking *Remove* or simply *uncheck* it if you want to just disable it. No need to go editing config files.

I hope that helps.

Josh. On Jun 5, 2012 5:16 PM, "" <> wrote:

Hi all,

I have some ppa that are getting a 404 failed to get. I don't need them at all but when I update the are starting to annoy me. I have found them in the file path below sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list.d but I cant remove them from the file. It asks me to do the following

" ============================================================================ " Netrw Directory Listing (netrw v143) " /etc/apt/sources.list.d " Sorted by name " Sort sequence: [\/]$,\<core\%(\.\d\+\)\=\>,\.h$,\.c$,\.cpp$,\~\=\*$,*,\.o$,\.obj$,\.info$,\.swp$,\.bak$,\~$ " Quick Help: <F1>:help -:go up dir D:delete R:rename s:sort-by x:exec " ============================================================================

I am not confident enough to go further without knowing what is going on. My question is what is going and is this the right way to get rid of a ppa?