Apparently something has happened since I installed Brave for the last time



Today I did for clean install of Pop_OS! on my laptop. I had Pop_OS! 18.10 running before as I do now. But alas! Tried to install Brave without success…

Here is what happened:

pdp-7@pop-os:~$ curl -s | sudo apt-key add -
pdp-7@pop-os:~$ echo "deb [arch=amd64] `lsb_release -sc` main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release-`lsb_release -sc`.list
deb [arch=amd64] cosmic main
pdp-7@pop-os:~$ sudo apt update
Hit:1 cosmic InRelease
Hit:2 cosmic InRelease               
Get:3 cosmic-updates InRelease [83.2 kB]   
Err:4 cosmic InRelease          
  403  Forbidden [IP: 443]
Get:5 cosmic-security InRelease [83.2 kB]
Hit:6 cosmic InRelease 
Get:7 cosmic-backports InRelease [74.6 kB]
Reading package lists... Done                                  
E: Failed to fetch  403  Forbidden [IP: 443]
E: The repository ' cosmic InRelease' is not signed.
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.

I don’t know what have happened since I successfully installed Brave browser last time, but someone broke something it seems.

Tried beta also, with same result.

How do do this? Would like to get back my Brave…


Were you using the installation instructions found here?


Well I c+p from here:

But seems to be exactly same lines, which you can see from my terminal snip if you look very very closely.

And as I said, it has worked before. But not this time.


Give me a bit to dig into this - I’ll be back with more info.



Don’t really know what has happened, but as I did some searches here on forums I found out that there has been ubuntu repository tweak of some kind… probably something to do with this… dunno.


Talked to our build teams - had them open an issue to include “cosmic” in aptly script upload. You can view/track it here:

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.


Thanks for this!

I’ll check for the updates on the matter.

EDIT: Except that link doesn’t work. Getting 404…

Only inconvenience is that I have to use Firefox until I can install Brave.

Let’s see if links will open from external sources after this new install… which is weird since I have another laptop that is also running Pop_OS! 18.10 and there links are opening as they should.

Thanks again!


My pleasure.
Ah, my bad. It’s logged in a private repo. That’s on me.
However, it is logged and will be addressed. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention.


No problem!

Things happen when you do things :smiley: