I am running Ubuntu 18.04. I wanted to install
npm on my machine. The apt repository version of node is 8.x, whereas I wanted to have version 12.x (Current LTS version).
I followed the guide here: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-node-js-on-ubuntu-18-04
As per the guide, I downloaded
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_12.x -o nodesource_setup.sh
and then ran it with
sudo -E ./nodesource_setup.sh
However, my machine fails to run
sudo apt update with the following (full) output:
maxim@fujitsu:~/scripts$ sudo apt update Hit:1 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease Hit:2 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [88.7 kB] Hit:4 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports InRelease E: Repository 'http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease' changed its 'Suite' value from 'bionic-updates' to 'bionic-security' N: This must be accepted explicitly before updates for this repository can be applied. See apt-secure(8) manpage for details. Do you want to accept these changes and continue updating from this repository? [y/N] N Fetched 88.7 kB in 8s (10.5 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done E: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/bionic-security/InRelease E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
This answer suggests that one should use
apt update instead of
apt-get update. None the less, I am running
This answers suggests to answer "Y" to the prompt.
This github issue, from the Docker community, makes it clear that doing so is a bad idea.
However, this answer, suggests that sometimes repositories change the names of package sources.
So my question is, is it OK to answer Y here? I don't want to just blindly accept whatever error the package manager throws at me.