So I'm just coming back to Ubuntu after some time away, running 14.04 and I've gotten things customized the way I like them, more or less. At one point I'd attempted to download "Popcorn-Time." I ran into some issues of some sort and decided to remove it/that it wasn't worth the trouble.

Something from the install process seems to be "stuck" in apt-get though. I'm having issues getting new packages and I'm getting this message:

Processing triggers for man-db ( ...
Setting up popcorn-time (0.3.2~webupd8~6) ...
Downloading Popcorn Time...
--2015-09-06 11:25:00--  http://cdn.popcorntime.io/build/Popcorn-Time ...
Resolving cdn.popcorntime.io ...
Connecting to cdn.popcorntime.io (cdn.popcorntime.io)||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2015-09-06 11:25:00 ERROR 404: Not Found.

download failed
Popcorn Time is NOT installed.
dpkg: error processing package popcorn-time (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I've omitted a couple of lines there, but I think you get the idea. This is occurring when I try to install most packages using apt-get, maybe all packages. It seems like it's interfering, and frankly I'd like it to not try to install popcorn time every time I install any package.

Any ideas?

  • disable the popcorn webupd8 PPA and try again. – Ron Sep 6 '15 at 16:48
  • @Ron I tried that, no dice. See my comment on the answer below. Turned out I needed to remove it from dpkg's database. – MattB Sep 6 '15 at 23:47

Turned out I needed to remove it from dpkg:

dpkg -r popcorn-time

And that took care of it for me. Thanks again for the help and suggestions everyone!

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Since its site seems to be down try removing the popcorntime.io PPA: E.g. See this post

Then do an sudo apt-get update and apt should be ok.

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  • No dice. Still there. The remove command doesn't seem to work? sudo apt-add-repository --remove ppa:webupd8team/popcorntime produces the result Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:webupd8team/popcorntime'. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct. – MattB Sep 6 '15 at 23:34
  • This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post. – David Foerster Sep 7 '15 at 20:42
  • @DavidFoerster Sorry, I don't understand your comment. – Hinz Sep 7 '15 at 21:33
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    @DavidFoerster This is an attempt to answer the question. – Seth Sep 7 '15 at 22:46

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