I'm still a newbie in the Linux world, although I've been using it for a few years. However, I'm having trouble understanding this error!:

E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/hyyps could not be found.

I don't know how a "hyyps" can exist! Should I remove? If yes, how do I do it?

Thanks to anyone who can help.

This is what i get when I type: ls -l /usr/lib/apt/methods:

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I can't see any "hyyps"!

I think I solved it, this is what I did: I opened the "software and updates" I unchecked everything as in the image image_1 and I did an apt update and I noticed that the error does not appear...image_2but the spelling errors have a solution?

  • Do you really get /usr/lib/apt/methods/hyyps .... ot /usr/lib/apt/methods/https ... ? And what is the output of file /usr/lib/apt/methods/http ?
    – Raffa
    Aug 8 at 10:23
  • Also please add the output of ls -l /usr/lib/apt/methods/ to your question as well by editing it.
    – Raffa
    Aug 8 at 10:34
  • I have added an image, and yes I really get " /usr/lib/apt/methods/hyyps" i dis make an ls -l and i get that!
    – HM ST
    Aug 8 at 11:02
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    Yep! there is a hyyps:/... repository line in your picture ... click on it and then click on the edit button and change it to https://... ... It will work if it is actually a live(not broken) repository ... and please copy and paste text to your question(don't add pictures) whenever possible ,,, It's easier to read and search.
    – Raffa
    Aug 8 at 11:21
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    Yes...i have remove it already...the error is not showing up no more after making update, something that hasn't happened before! Thanks .
    – HM ST
    Aug 8 at 12:24

1 Answer 1


You, probably, have a misspelled/mistyped repository line that looks something like:

deb hyyps://...

instead of:

deb https://...

either in your main apt sources file:


or in the files under the directory:


Find that line, correct it and this error should be resolved.

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    The fingers strike again. The keys are often side by side.
    – mckenzm
    Aug 9 at 4:30

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