I am trying to install git, I used sudo apt-get install git command and it results:

E: Unable to locate package git

This question have been asked by many people but not a single answer has fixed my problem, I have tried:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

P.s: I am using ubuntu 14.04

  • On what mirror are you doing this?
    – Rinzwind
    Dec 6, 2014 at 12:15
  • Local mirror, Pakistan, Is this what you asked? Or I am misunderstanding you?
    – mshahbazm
    Dec 6, 2014 at 17:17
  • 2
    Pick any one you like. Maybe try one outside your country.
    – muru
    Dec 6, 2014 at 17:26
  • 1
    Yes, I suggest trying a different mirror.
    – Seth
    Dec 6, 2014 at 22:52
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    Many thanks all of you, I changed my mirror to US and My problem is solved.
    – mshahbazm
    Dec 7, 2014 at 5:15

3 Answers 3


You can add manually repository

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys E1DD270288B4E6030699E45FA1715D88E1DF1F24
sudo su -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/git-core/ppa/ubuntu trusty main' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/git.list"

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install git
  • That won't work as sudo echo ... > /etc... try it yourself first.
    – Pilot6
    Jul 23, 2015 at 20:10
  • i did syntax mistake . now this working .
    – pl_rock
    Jul 24, 2015 at 2:00

I got this error after spinning up a Debian instance on DigitalOcean. The fix was to

sudo apt update

when you install Ubuntu package off-line usually in first of installation its cache doesn't get update so this error will occur and you have in your Ubuntu broken packages . for solution type in Terminal:

sudo apt-get install -f

it will repair broken packages and after it you can continue.

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