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I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 i386. After trying to install Skype, the update manager crashes. I tried to use the console using the commands sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get update -f and always the same. Error 404 with this message

"W: Falhou obter http://archive.canonical.com/commercial-ppa-uploaders/skype/ubuntu/dists/quantal/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.150 80]".

Already tried some of your solutions and already verified PPA. Can't find the problem. Update manager still doesn't work.

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Possible duplicate of : How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? –  NikTh Oct 30 '12 at 22:35

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Had this same problem happen to me. The Software Center created the following file which needs to be removed.

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/archive.canonical.com_commercial-ppa-uploaders_skype_ubuntu.list

Then, follow the instructions here for configuring the Software Center. Not sure why it gives you the option to install skype before you do that. Kind of a bug.

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Well I'll tell you what I know about fixing this problem. The simple fact is I'm not a programmer so any help I can provide will be basic but I'll do my best.

The following I must warn you aside from the first set of commands is unlikely to work without removing Skype.

Have you tried:

sudo apt-get install -f
sudo --configure -a

If that doesn't work you could always remove the ppa manually using the commands I'll give momentarily.

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

And verify using your password. Go down to where you see the ppa in question plus one with, 'src' in the ppa name.

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Tanks! still dont work, but I think that some PPA line that some how, it was modified! –  Manolo Nov 2 '12 at 21:42

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