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I tried using sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https but it doesn't work for me.

sudo apt-get update
E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found.

sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package apt-transport-https 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 'apt-transport-https' has no installation candidate

My etc/apt/sources.list

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 13.04 _Raring Ringtail_ - Release amd64 (20130424)]/ raring main restricted

deb raring main restricted
deb-src raring restricted universe multiverse main #Added by software-properties

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb raring-updates main restricted
deb-src raring-updates restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties

deb raring universe
deb raring-updates universe

deb raring multiverse
deb raring-updates multiverse

deb raring-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src raring-backports main restricted universe multiverse #Added by software-properties

deb raring-security main restricted
deb-src raring-security restricted main multiverse universe #Added by software-properties
deb raring-security universe
deb raring-security multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical\'s
## \'partner\' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb raring partner
deb-src raring partner

## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
## developers who want to ship their latest software.
deb raring main
deb raring partner
deb-src raring partner
deb-src raring main
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Tried the method on that link but I can't make it work. – mlalbertoii Sep 22 '13 at 8:11
all the other methods ? – Raja Sep 22 '13 at 8:14
Which version of Ubuntu do you run? Can you paste your /etc/apt/sources.list? – tlo Sep 22 '13 at 11:06
I'm a newcomer to Linux, please excuse my dumbness. Here's my source list. – mlalbertoii Sep 22 '13 at 12:17

I was not able to get the exact command line variant working, but I was able to browse to

Where I located the latest version of the apt-transport-https, in my case the


I then downloaded it, double clicked the deb file and installed it. Now everything seems to work correctly again.

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After looking at your sources.list, I still don't quite understand why apt is in need of https (maybe some additional sources in /etc/apt/sources.list.d?), but to get apt-transport-https installed you can do this:

sudo wget$(dpkg-architecture -qDEB_HOST_ARCH).deb && sudo dpkg -i apt-transport-https_0.9.7.7ubuntu5_$(dpkg-architecture -qDEB_HOST_ARCH).deb

The dpkg-architecture command is used to determine the architecture of your system. You could also replace it with i386 or amd64.

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