I tried asking this earlier, but my problem still persists.

I'm running Brave Version 1.2.43 Chromium: 79.0.3945.130 (Official Build) (64-bit) on my 19.10 Ubuntu laptop.

If I run sudo apt-get update I get the following failures:

Get:13 https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com eoan InRelease [3,162 B]                           
Hit:14 http://ppa.launchpad.net/system76/pop/ubuntu eoan InRelease
Err:15 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ian-berke/ppa-drawers/ubuntu eoan Release
  404  Not Found [IP: 2001:67c:1560:8008::15 80]
Err:13 https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com eoan InRelease
  The following signatures were invalid: EXPKEYSIG A8580BDC82D3DC6C Brave Software <support@brave.com>
Reading package lists... Done
E: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/ian-berke/ppa-drawers/ubuntu eoan 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.
W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com eoan InRelease: The following signatures were invalid: EXPKEYSIG A8580BDC82D3DC6C Brave Software <support@brave.com>

If I click on the link, I don't see an eoan release, but I do see the xenial release on 2016-May-04. What file should I edit to tell Ubuntu to use that release?

One of the references to my previous attempt suggested that I install ppa-purge. I did, but no joy.

I'm lost on how to solve my specific problem. I'd like to update Brave. I'm sorry to not know better, but I'd appreciate advice on a specific corrective action to take.

i tried removing Brave completely:

sudo apt remove brave-browser
sudo apt purge brave-browser
rm -rf ~/.config/BraveSoftware
rm -rf ~/.cache/BraveSoftware

I thought this would solve the problem. But I still get that same error when I execute sudo apt-get update.

I see that Ubuntu 19.10 reaches the end of its life next month. Is the answer to upgrade to 20.10 and try again?

  • By opening the link in your error (ppa.launchpad.net/ian-berke/ppa-drawers/ubuntu/dists) you can quickly see the release it supports.. or better yet before adding view the details launchpad.net/~ian-berke/+archive/ubuntu/ppa-drawers where it's pretty easy to spot 2016 was the last update; why add it when it won't have any support for any release after that (ie. 19.10). You also mention 20.10? that comes out in October (why it's 20.10; 2020-October using the yy.mm format of Ubuntu releases), 19.10 upgrades to 20.04 LTS not to 20.10 – guiverc Jun 26 '20 at 1:37
  • I get 404 from that link. – duffymo Jun 26 '20 at 1:40
  • What I really want is updates to Brave. Possible to uninstall and reinstall? linuxmadesimple.info/2019/10/… – duffymo Jun 26 '20 at 1:41
  • I've updated my question with more details. Please advise. – duffymo Jun 26 '20 at 2:03

Remove the obsolote repository.

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ian-berke/ppa-drawers

Fetch newest Brave Browser's key.

curl -s https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/brave-browser-release.gpg add -

Update the index repository, try installing brave once again.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install brave-browser
  • I would award you 1,000 points if I could. This was the fix. Thank you so much for your generous help. – duffymo Jun 26 '20 at 12:52

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