remove xorg-edgers ppa

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Sun Oct 4 17:26:22 UTC 2015


On 4 October 2015 at 18:17, P. Echols <p.echo926 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Sat, Oct 3, 2015 at 12:23 PM, Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> On 3 October 2015 at 20:03, P. Echols <p.echo926 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Greetings all,
>> >
>> > This post has the what at the top and the "why" and background further
>> > down.
>> >
>> > I am trying to remove / purge the xorg-edgers ppa and revert to
>> > supported
>> > repositories.  Using ppa purge gives this:
>> >
>> > patton at XPS-8700:~$ sudo ppa-purge xorg-edgers
>> > Updating packages lists
>> > PPA to be removed: xorg-edgers ppa
>> > Warning:  Could not find package list for PPA: xorg-edgers ppa
>> >
>> > My searches suggest that this is because the ppa was installed on
>> > version
>> > 14.04 and I did not remember their stern instruction to use ppa-purge
>> > before
>> > the upgrade.  (Note:  I have absolutely no memory of installing the ppa
>> > in
>> > the first place, or why.)
>> >
>> > What apparently happens now is that the package manager has no record of
>> > anything being installed from the ppa, so there is nothing to "purge."
>> > That
>> > is demonstrably wrong because of the issue that got me started in the
>> > first
>> > place:
>> >
>> > The reason I discovered the problem at all was attemting to install VLC.
>> > Results were this:
>> >
>> > The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>> >  vlc : Depends: libgles1-mesa (>= 7.8.1) but it is not going to be
>> > installed
>> > or
>> >                 libgles1
>> >
>> > and
>> >
>> > patton at XPS-8700:~$ apt-cache policy libgl1-mesa-glx libglapi-mesa
>> > libgl1-mesa-glx:
>> >   Installed: 10.6.0~git20150528+10.6.ffd133bd-0ubuntu0ricotz~trusty
>> >   Candidate: 10.6.0~git20150528+10.6.ffd133bd-0ubuntu0ricotz~trusty
>>
>> That suggests to me that you still have a trusty repository enabled.
>> Have a look in your s/w sources and if you can find it then disable it
>> and run
>> sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
>>
>> Colin
>>
>
> Thanks Colin,
>
> I tried that.  Results in
> "0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded."

So you found a trusty entry in the software sources and removed it?

Colin



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