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 '14 at 12:15
  • Local mirror, Pakistan, Is this what you asked? Or I am misunderstanding you? – mshahbazm Dec 6 '14 at 17:17
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    Pick any one you like. Maybe try one outside your country. – muru Dec 6 '14 at 17:26
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    Yes, I suggest trying a different mirror. – Seth Dec 6 '14 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 '14 at 5:15

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
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  • That won't work as sudo echo ... > /etc... try it yourself first. – Pilot6 Jul 23 '15 at 20:10
  • i did syntax mistake . now this working . – pl_rock Jul 24 '15 at 2:00

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

sudo apt update
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