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I tried to update my system on Xubuntu : sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade.

I got this error message :

E: Le pilote pour la méthode /usr/lib/apt/methods/bzip2 n'a pu être trouvé.

In english the driver for the method /usr/lib/apt/methods/bzip2 can't be found.

I checked the folder :

$ ls /usr/lib/apt/methods/
cdrom  copy  file  ftp  gpgv  gzip  http  https  mirror  rred  rsh  ssh  xz

Actually for the moment, APT can't install anything cause it can't unzip with bzip2 : the method doesn't exist inside the proper folder.

  • Try a sudo apt-get install bzip2. If that not work, give me the output of lsb_release -a; uname -a – A.B. Oct 31 '15 at 13:06
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apt does not depend on bzip2 - bzip2 is only a symbolic link to gzip.

Create the link

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/apt/methods/gzip /usr/lib/apt/methods/bzip2

Install bzip2

sudo apt-get install bzip2

Alternative

apt-get download bzip2
sudo dpkg -i bzip2*.deb
  • Hello, I created the links and it works fine now. Thanks a lot – pvoiriot Nov 1 '15 at 16:18
  • Dont't thank me. ;) Accept the answer with a click on the check mark at the left side of the answer. – A.B. Nov 1 '15 at 16:25

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