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So I am trying to install git with the following command as listed on the git Linux download page:

sudo apt-get install git

After that command I get the following error:

Reading package lists... Done  
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done   
E: Couldn't find package git

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 (as that is the recommended version for Android build environment).

I am pretty new to Linux so any help would be appreciated.


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Okay so took a spare hard drive and installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS this morning. Ran the same command as before: sudo apt-get install git. Git install with no problem. I am guessing at this point that the most current version of git is not available for 10.04. – afskymonkey Mar 3 '13 at 20:09
Which mirror are you using? It may be out of date perhaps? Also, did you run apt-get update prior to trying the install? – CraigM Mar 3 '13 at 20:51
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You want sudo apt-get install git-core.

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