View Full Version : i've got a problem with my sources.list file and i've no idea what to do

2021-05-09, 11:25
so i've been sratching my head with this one for a day, and i've got no other ideas. im a relative Kali n00b so....ya know...anyway,

first i want to thank you all for even taking the time to look a t this one. second let me give you some context.

└─$ sudo apt-get update 100 ⨯
Ign:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/unit193/encryption/ubuntu impish InRelease
Err:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/unit193/encryption/ubuntu impish Release
404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Hit:2 http://kali.download/kali kali-rolling InRelease
Hit:4 http://kali.download/kali kali-last-snapshot InRelease
Hit:5 http://kali.download/kali kali-experimental InRelease
Reading package lists... Done
E: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/unit193/encryption/ubuntu impish Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

why is my kali trying to get ununtu updates?

my sources.list file reads as follows:

GNU nano 5.4 /etc/apt/sources.list
# See https://www.kali.org/docs/general-use/kali-linux-sources-list-repositories/
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-last-snapshot main non-free contrib
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-experimental main non-free contrib

# Additional line for source packages
# deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib
deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib

there's a bunch of lines after this telling me why it can't do what it cant do from where it cant do it from blah blah.

but so, my question here is, what happened? why is it trying to grab stuff from repositories that aren't listed in the sources.list file? and how do i stop it from doing this?

im trying to get my TP-Link usb wifi adapter to run, and i need to update the headers, actually add repositories so that i can get the updates and upgrades i need to finish the driver patching.

any help you guys and gals could offer would be much appreciated.