After reading that question I realise I need to install supervisor.

sudo apt-get install supervisor tells me:

E: Unable to locate package supervisor

sudo apt-cache search supervisor gives nothing.

Also when I look at other questions it seems that it is installed by default in Ubuntu 16.04.

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Why can't I find this package? How can I install it?

I also looked at install recommendation on official doc of supervisor but I would prefer to use the distribution package solution.

  • Are you running from a LiveUSB? universe should be enabled on an installed system. – Pilot6 Apr 10 '17 at 17:28
  • @Pilot6 no LiveUSB, it is on a remote server and I have no GUI active on my ubuntu 16.04 – nyluje Apr 11 '17 at 9:17

Looking at the package in the 16.04 repository, it seems that it is in the "Universe" repository.

So, you first need to enable it:

sudo add-apt-repository universe

Then you can actually install the package:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install supervisor
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  • thanks for your input @Android Dev but I've hit another wall: the add-apt-repository universe creates /etc/apt/sources.list that contains a single lign: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial universe. And the command add-apt-repository universe returns: WARNING:root:could not open file '/etc/apt/sources.list' + 'universe' distribution component enabled for all sources.. apt-get install supervisor does not work after apt-get update. I look to understand the difference between /etc/apt/source.list and /etc/apt/source.list.d and it does not seems that it could be an issue. – nyluje Apr 11 '17 at 9:13
  • Something is wrong with the installation. /etc/apt/sources.list should be there. It seems that it is some customized installation with some restrictions. – Pilot6 Apr 11 '17 at 9:20
  • I had another issue linked to disk occupation. I fixed that and the answer provided works. – nyluje Apr 11 '17 at 16:28

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