Ubuntu 18.04 "W: Conflicting distribution" from ppa

server-linux

#1

I have attempted to install the ppa using the file:

$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plexmediaserver.list 
deb https://downloads.plex.tv/repo/deb/ public main

Now whenever I run "sudo apt update" I get the line:

W: Conflicting distribution: https://downloads.plex.tv/repo/deb public InRelease (expected public but got )

I tried following the advice from another post of adding "./" before public
https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/273920/w-conflicting-distribution-https-downloads-plex-tv-repo-deb-public-inrelease-expected-public
But I get the following:

Err:8 https://downloads.plex.tv/repo/deb ./public Release
  404  Not Found [IP: 104.18.157.41 443]
Reading package lists... Done                      
E: The repository 'https://downloads.plex.tv/repo/deb ./public Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

Does something need to be updated for bionic?


#2

Please read the top announcement in this forum :slight_smile: “public main” is correct and the warning will disappear in a couple of days. It’s just a warning. Ignore it for now. And it’s not a “ppa” but a repository. A ppa is an Ubuntu specific platform.

https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/319999/ubuntu-16-debian-8-users-special-advance-announcement


#3

so is this problem still a thing or do i still have something messed up.


#4

@tekgeek

Is what a problem? The transitional warning?


#5

I have this same issue as of this morning.


#6

I’m also still getting the W: Conflicting distribution: https://downloads.plex.tv/repo/deb public InRelease (expected public but got ) warning when I run an apt-get update. It looks like this has been an ongoing issue since late 2017.


#7

This will continue until we finish overhauling the build system.
When I’m not here I’m not here in the forums, I’m working on that. :slight_smile: