I recently installed the utouch-daily PPA, and it's given me some problems.

How can I revert to the packages available in the default repository? I've removed the repository from /etc/apt/sources.list.d, now how can I revert to the ones now available from the other normal repositories available on my system?


You can try ppa-purge.

For that, you need to add the PPA to your system so that ppa-purge can analyse the packages installed from that PPA.

First of all, install ppa-purge: sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

Then, run a command similar to this: sudo ppa-purge utouch-daily

*Replace utouch-daily with the actual name of PPA.

After running ppa-purge, run sudo apt-get update and the packages will be reverted to the default repository.

  • Nice, thanks, I haven't been able to try it, but this is definitely a step in the right direction. – Naftuli Kay Dec 28 '11 at 20:14

If you have removed the repo, then you should apt-get update to update your local repo tree, and apt-get install utouch to reinstall this program, it'll revert to the default version

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