When I try and update my files using the command apt-file update in the terminal it starts to do so, until I get to a certain point then I get the following message:

curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 401 Authorization Required
Download of https://private-ppa.launchpad.net/commercial-ppa-uploaders/vkaudiosaver/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Contents-amd64.gz failed
Command exited with code 22

Any knowledge on how to get this to finish the update? Or how would I get the Authorization required to finish my up date?

  • sudo apt-file update? – aGer Jun 20 '15 at 18:14
  • I attempted this, I thought the same thing that it may be the issue, but I got the same error, I can manage to download the first file, and a few after that, some are up to date, it is just the one spot mentioned above that gives me the error being curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 401 Authorization Required Download of private-ppa.launchpad.net/commercial-ppa-uploaders/vkaudiosaver/… failed Command exited with code 22 – Leo Tobias Jun 20 '15 at 18:16
  • Are you sure that you have installed "apt-file"? sudo apt-get install apt-file – aGer Jun 20 '15 at 18:19
  • It's a private PPA. Ask whoever maintains it for authorization. – muru Jun 20 '15 at 18:21
  • I had to do that first before I tried the initial update, I re ran the command just now and it stated it was already done. – Leo Tobias Jun 20 '15 at 18:23

You are getting the error because the PPA is a private (commmercial) PPA that requires authorization to visit. To cross check try to access the PPA from a browser.

To get pass it, either disable the PPA or get proper authentication token.

  • disabling the PPA worked, as it was the only thing causing the issue – Leo Tobias Jun 20 '15 at 18:36
  • @LeoTobias Glad it worked..If you want any package from that PPA try to get proper authentication from the maintainer though.. – heemayl Jun 20 '15 at 18:38
  • Yes I will have to see what I can do to find out the maintainer. – Leo Tobias Jun 20 '15 at 18:43
  • How would I get a proper authorization token? – sschuberth Jul 21 '16 at 12:11
  • @sschuberth you need to contact the PPA maintainer..see the relevant launchpad page for details.. – heemayl Jul 21 '16 at 14:21

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