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Here's the apt-get update output on the lines with a 403 error:

W: Failed to fetch https://private-ppa.launchpad.net/commercial-ppa-uploaders/bit-trip-beat/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-amd64/Packages  The requested URL returned error: 403

W: Failed to fetch https://private-ppa.launchpad.net/commercial-ppa-uploaders/bit-trip-beat/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/Packages  The requested URL returned error: 403

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Here's what's in cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list | grep ppa:

deb https://private-ppa.launchpad.net/commercial-ppa-uploaders/bit-trip-beat/ubuntu precise main #Added by software-center; credentials stored in /etc/apt/auth.conf

Here's a redacted version of my auth.conf:

machine private-ppa.launchpad.net/commercial-ppa-uploaders/bit-trip-beat/ubuntu
login dlamblin
password 3..................6

That's a hash presumably for the purchase processed through my Ubuntu One account for the Humble Bundle for Android 3 (and Windows/Mac/Linux).

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You need to check your Launchpad login credentials to apt.conf (probably the hash) or use the method of:


To log in.

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Could you elaborate Braiam? I'm affected by this bug in the same way and my auth.conf has different user names for different commercial PPAs because I changed my Launchpad ID. Changing the username in the file doesn't help - it just gets reverted when I try to reinstall via USC or apt-get. So are you saying to format the url in that file differently or to log in to USC with the old credentials (which I imagine isn't possible). –  TenLeftFingers Sep 14 '14 at 13:40
@TenLeftFingers if it works for some, but others not, just copy (after doing backups of the original file) the ones that works over the ones that doesn't. –  Braiam Sep 14 '14 at 13:47
as I say 'Changing the username in the file doesn't help - it just gets reverted when I try to reinstall via USC or apt-get.' so on 14.04 at least it seems it rewrites the line before applying it. –  TenLeftFingers Sep 15 '14 at 14:41

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