I'm running a rented vps that was/is an Ubuntu 16.04 headless server that I installed Xfce Workstation on top of. I connect via remote desktop. I've not had any problems up until this point.

I am attemping to install Wine on my Ubuntu workstation. I am following the instructions given here:


I am at the point where I ran this line:

sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/

This didn't give me any errors although the next line did:

sudo apt-get update

I am getting this:

root@xxxxx:/home/xxxxxx# apt-get update Hit:1 ttp://mirrors.linode.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:2 ttp://mirrors.linode.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease
Hit:3 ttp://mirrors.linode.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease
Ign:4 ttp://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Get:5 ttp://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release [1,189 B]
Get:6 ttp://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release.gpg [819 B] Get:7 ttp://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [107 kB] Hit:8 ttp://ppa.launchpad.net/gerardpuig/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:9 ttp://ppa.launchpad.net/ricotz/unstable/ubuntu xenial InRelease Get:10 ttp://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable/main amd64 Packages [1,371 B] Fetched 110 kB in 0s (112 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found. N: Is the package apt-transport-https installed? E: Failed to fetch ttps://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/dists/xenial/InRelease E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

(btw I remove the 'h' off 'http' since it said I can't post that many links)

I'm not sure what to do at this point. Am I installing the right version or should I be doing something different? I'm rather new to Ubuntu.

Any suggestions?

  • 1
    Have you installed apt-transport-https package?
    – Arun
    Jun 27, 2018 at 18:08
  • Can you give me more info please? How do I do that?
    – Eric M.
    Jun 27, 2018 at 18:44
  • 1
    k figured it out! That worked! If you want to post that as an answer I'll upvote ya! TYVM!
    – Eric M.
    Jun 27, 2018 at 19:09

1 Answer 1


The wine repository uses https. You must install apt-transport-https package to access metadata and packages accessible over https

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