I installed ubuntu last night. And after reading 100s of posts, I still couldn't make my sudo apt-get work at all. I remember, I have to modify the software server somehow. But I can't remember how or where to do it.

Nothing is being installed.

Need help.

  • What is it that you're trying to do?
    – Mitch
    May 18 '13 at 5:33
  • @Mitch: sudo apt-get install git
    – xan
    May 18 '13 at 5:36
  • Do sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade before installing, and then try to install git. let me know what happens.
    – Mitch
    May 18 '13 at 5:41
  • Show us some console output of the error message, to help figure out what is not working.
    – ortang
    May 18 '13 at 5:51
  • @Mitch: It's still installing the packages. I'll notify you when things get done.
    – xan
    May 18 '13 at 6:04

After a fresh install of Ubuntu, launch Terminal by using Ctrl+Alt+T and run:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade 

Once, this process has been completed, you can install packages using

sudo apt-get install <package_name>
sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

That should clear your existing lists and rebuild.

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