I am unable to install ACL on my Ubuntu 14.10 server (see output).

david@server:/mnt/storagedata$ sudo apt-get install acl
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed
0 to upgrade, 1 to newly install, 0 to remove and 0 not to upgrade.
Need to get 0 B/43.8 kB of archives.
After this operation, 197 kB of additional disk space will be used.

david@server:/mnt/storagedata$ setfacl
The program 'setfacl' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install acl

As you can see the command does not install ACL.

Extra info:

david@server:/mnt/storagedata$ sudo uname -a
Linux server 3.16.0-43-generic #58~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Mon Jun 22 10:21:20 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

How do I install ACL?

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    Did you actually install it? Did you enter y? Try this way sudo apt-get install -y acl. – Pilot6 Jul 18 '15 at 13:51
  • I didn't get asked to enter Y or N at the end. This is all the output I got from running the command. Adding the -y flag gives the same result – David Jul 19 '15 at 8:00
  • 1
    Please edit your question and add output of apt-cache policy acl. Fixed a typo. – Pilot6 Jul 19 '15 at 8:27

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