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ppa-purge is a nice tool that may save your configuration if you have install a ppa that messed with your system by installing new packages that you didn't want.

Unfortunately, ppa-purge didn't work for me because I'm using a distribution that updated lsb_release (in my case elementary freya).

Here's the error messages that I got:

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E: Release 'freya' for 'gir1.2-gst-plugins-base-1.0' was not found
E: Release 'freya' for 'gir1.2-gstreamer-1.0' was not found
E: Release 'freya' for 'gstreamer1.0-alsa' was not found
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Unable to find an archive "freya" for the package "gir1.2-gst-plugins-base-1.0"
Unable to find an archive "freya" for the package "gir1.2-gstreamer-1.0"
Unable to find an archive "freya" for the package "gstreamer1.0-alsa"
...
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The solution is to call ppa-purge as follow:

ppa-purge -d <release> <ppa you want to be removed>

So elementary freya being based on ubuntu 14.04 (trusty) I had to call:

ppa-purge -d trusty <ppa you want to be removed>

And after a while, everything was A-Okay.

I love you ppa-purge

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