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Ubuntu Gnome 17.04; upgraded from 14.04 LTS and for some reason this nonsense is all over my terminal when I do

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get 

I get

W: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonathonf/python-3.6/ubuntu zesty Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
W: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/minecraft-installer-peeps/minecraft-installer/ubuntu zesty Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
E: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonathonf/python-3.6/ubuntu/dists/zesty/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found
E: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/minecraft-installer-peeps/minecraft-installer/ubuntu/dists/zesty/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

I never saw this before on 14.04LTS (although I admit, I have been away from Ubuntu for about two years); I even lost my username and password apparently so pardon me for this new account. I tried all of my emails, but no go so here be my new account. Yay me!

Back to the question; any idea why I am getting all of this? And who the heck is jonathonf? Thinking maybe it is an old 14.04 rep that is no longer supported? This is a fresh install with only a few programs and Minecraft installed for the kiddos.

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  • Does minecraft-installer have a bersion for Ubuntu Zesty? May 21, 2017 at 4:35
  • ok jonathonf is the maintainer of the repo that's tearing up your screen, then I can't the installer for Ubuntu Zesty... Remove it and it all go away... May 21, 2017 at 4:37

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Removing errros

“Minecraft Installer Peeps” team and Jonathon F doesn't have a release targeting Zesty yet.

I'd advise you to run these following commands to get rid of the errors

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:minecraft-installer-peeps/minecraft-installer
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:jonathonf/python-3.6

Then run

sudo apt-get update

Installing the packages you want

If you want to get python 3.6 on 17.04, then you don't need to add PPA, it's already available on Universe repository

sudo apt-get install python3.6

And Minecraft is officially available as .jar file on their website


References and extra information

How can PPAs be removed?

How do I enable the "Universe" repository?

Trying to install Minecraft on Ubuntu 16.04

How to install a .jar file

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    I had just finished un-installing them (took me a few to remember how) when I saw your post. Your way was much easier, I went through Software & Updates. Thank you, I am remembering a lot more now. For the Python I am not sure how that ppa got in there. I installed it just as you advised. Maybe I tried something before that, I had installed so much I don't remember. Good looking out, thank you so much!!! jth May 21, 2017 at 4:57
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    @java.the.hutt If my answer worked for you then please accept or upvote the answer, you can also choose to wait for better answers on the question ;) May 21, 2017 at 5:00
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    Sorry about that, I had slept in. Thanks for the nudge to get me up and running this morning. May 21, 2017 at 16:03

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