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I have encountered this error several times lately on both Ubuntu Server/Desktop. E: Couldn't find package. I am trying to install the GUI desktop on the server 10.10


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closed as too localized by James Feb 28 '12 at 13:17

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Could you add more details this question is too vague to answer in it's current form, eg: the exact command you are typing, etc? – Marco Ceppi Oct 12 '10 at 20:05
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Make sure the information of the packages is downloaded correctly. On commandline this can be done with

sudo apt-get update

In the GUI package-managers, I believe should be an option like update packages or something like that, which does the same.

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To install the Ubuntu Gnome (GUI) Desktop you want to enter in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
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I am typing sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop and still get "E:Couldn't find package ubuntu-desktop" – dkeefe Oct 12 '10 at 20:21
I assume you are connected to the internet and have previously run sudo apt-get update? – 8128 Oct 12 '10 at 20:25