apt-get install build-essential fails with the following errors:
~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package build-essential is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source E: Package 'build-essential' has no installation candidate
I had just run
sudo apt-get update before trying this install.
The folder /etc/apt/sources.list.d is empty. Here's the meat of /etc/apt/sources.list:
$ grep deb\ http: /etc/apt/sources.list #(with "deb http://" deleted) us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring main restricted us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates main restricted us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring universe us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates universe us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring multiverse us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates multiverse us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-backports main restricted universe multiverse security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring-security main restricted security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring-security universe security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring-security multiverse extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu raring main
This with ubuntu 13.04 64 bit.
apt-cache policy build-essential build-essential: Installed: (none) Candidate: (none) Version table:
The directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d is empty.