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So I just installed ubuntu on my computer at work and when I try to add a ppa I get the following message:

Cannot add PPA: '"Error reading https://launchpad.net/api/1.0/~libreoffice/+archive/ppa: (60, 'server certificate verification failed. CAfile: /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt CRLfile: none')"'.

I have tried various things that I have found in other forums but haven't had any success. Some of the things I have tried:

setting the time

sudo apt-get install --reinstall ca-certificates

I have tried adding the following ppas:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

Any idea why I am getting the error and how to fix it?

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Is it possible that at work you access the internet via a proxy? Perhaps the HTTPS connection failed. –  landroni Feb 10 at 15:31
    
If you are unsure: can you add the results of set | grep -i proxy? –  Rinzwind Feb 10 at 15:34
    
Turns out my work has a special certificate I need to install. –  CodesLikeA_Mokey Feb 12 at 15:43
    
@CodesLikeA_Mokey So did the problem go away? –  landroni Feb 12 at 16:45
    
Yes, once I installed the certificate the problem was resolved. –  CodesLikeA_Mokey Feb 12 at 17:44

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