I am using below command to install ftp but its showing error message

sudo apt-get install vsftpd

Error Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package vsftpd

  • I just looked on my 17.10 box; it's located in 'main' and it was instantly located on my ubuntu mirror. I'd check your sources.list to see where it's pointing; maybe switch-to or add another mirror. – guiverc Nov 16 '17 at 7:12
  • I am configuring new digitalocean droplet facing this error can you suggest me any thing – UMAIR ALI Nov 16 '17 at 7:16
  • maybe switch-to or add another mirror is a suggestion. – user692175 Nov 16 '17 at 7:18
  • which other mirror is good – UMAIR ALI Nov 16 '17 at 7:20
  • the best mirror for you depends upon your location. for example I list my isp's mirror; then my countries ubuntu [au.*.ubuntu.com because i'm in au], then finally *.ubuntu.com or the default ubuntu.com site – guiverc Nov 16 '17 at 7:37

Have you tried to resynchronize the package index files from their sources before installing the package?

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vsftpd
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  • i tried your command but its showing same error message – UMAIR ALI Nov 16 '17 at 7:49
  • What is the content of your source.list ? are you able to install other packages such as vim or nano? did you try resetting your source.list ? – sys0dm1n Nov 16 '17 at 7:57

I removed my Singapore droplet mirror and changed mirror from Singapore to Newyork and now it's working.

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You can download the .deb archive for amd64 and/or i386 from these links. Go to the directory that you downloaded the .deb archive to, and install the package manually by:

sudo dpkg -i "packageName.deb" #replace the text in quotes with the name of the package you downloaded
sudo apt-get install -f  # to fix any dependencies that might be broken.
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