When I go to Software & Updates and then to Other Software I get this boxes unchecked: http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free and http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Horst3180/xUbuntu_15.10//.

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If I check them I am unable to download the updates, it will fail because of them, I guess. I tried to install Spotify so I guess that is the reason they are there. I have Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 on my machine. How to remove them from there? Thank you!

  • What exactly is your question? What do you want to achieve? And some terminal outputs of sudo apt-get update or sudo apt-get install INSERT_PACKAGE_NAME_HERE are better readable and more helpful than a screenshot usually. Copy it using the context menu or Ctrl+Shift+C (!) and paste it to your question (edit it, don't add output in comments) and format it as code ({} button in the editor or using Ctrl+K).
    – Byte Commander
    Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 8:57
  • Is it possible to remove them from there?
    – Daniel
    Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 8:58
  • If you simply uncheck them, they have no effect any more. It makes no difference whether a software source is unchecked or removed in that window. But if you really want to remove the source, there's a Remove button below the list. It will become clickable when you have selected a source in the list.
    – Byte Commander
    Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 9:01
  • I kept clicking the right mouse button and nothing happen.
    – Daniel
    Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 9:11

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Remove the files from the /etc/apt/sources.list.d directory. Try this command:

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

Then run sudo apt-get update and there should no longer be any references to http://repository.spotify.com

  • 1
    Are you sure that's the name of the file?
    – Zanna
    Commented May 2, 2017 at 4:27
  • That's where it was under Peppermint OS 7
    – brettv
    Commented May 3, 2017 at 17:14
  • well I'll assume (possibly unwisely) it's the same
    – Zanna
    Commented May 3, 2017 at 18:04
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    Worked great under Debian bullseye. Thank you.
    – may
    Commented May 6, 2021 at 13:37

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