Ubuntu – Missing ppa-purge Package


I want to upgrade Banshee from version 2.0 to 2.6 on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid. When I run sudo apt-get install ppa-purge I get the error message

E: Couldn't find package ppa-purge.

I am following instructions given in

How do I update banshee to 2.4?



Best Answer

You are using a command for 11.10+ for 10.04. That might work but more than often does not.

Looking at the packages on ubuntu.com ppa-purge can be found in lucid-backports and not in lucid: http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid-backports/utils/ppa-purge So you need to add the backports to your sources. Please read the wiki page thoroughly. Enabling Backports Manually can be done by adding the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid-backports main restricted universe multiverse

After that a (one time)

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

should update your resource and the apt-get install ppa-purge should work on your system too.

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