For Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 was installed Brave web browser according with the official instructions indicated at Release Channel Installation - Debian, Ubuntu, Mint. Therefore as follows:

sudo apt install curl

sudo curl -fsSLo /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg

echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main"|sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list

sudo apt update

sudo apt install brave-browser

The process was successful but in that process and for each execution of the apt update command appears:

sudo apt update
Hit:3 https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com stable InRelease                                                                
Fetched 3,590 B in 3s (1,411 B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
3 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.
N: Skipping acquire of configured file 'main/binary-i386/Packages' as repository 'https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com stable InRelease' doesn't support architecture 'i386'

Observe the latest line (split in many lines for presentational purposes):

N: Skipping acquire of configured file 'main/binary-i386/Packages' as repository
'https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com stable InRelease' doesn't support
architecture 'i386'

I know it is a Note due the N: part, but being curious: How to remove the doesn't support architecture 'i386' message?

  • how about removing the part referring to i386 in the sources list?
    – Rinzwind
    Commented May 12 at 14:52
  • Does that approach work? or is an assumption? Is safe edit that file? Or would be serious problem with an incorrect edition? Commented May 12 at 21:40
  • 1
    Yes well sortof. as you found out sometimes it is --adding-- amd64 (basically you told it not to use i386 so it was not removing i)
    – Rinzwind
    Commented May 13 at 9:50

1 Answer 1


At the /etc/apt/sources.list.d directory exists the brave-browser-release.list file where the current content is:

deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main

and was upgraded to:

deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main

Observe the addition of arch=amd64 and solved. It thanks to the following tutorial:

See the Installing Brave on Ubuntu and Debian-based distributions section

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