Ubuntu: Unable to download packages [duplicate]



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Needing to download 'traceroute' for some work that I have to do, I tried to download the package using 'sudo apt-get install'. After looking online, I saw that I might have to update the software but that didn't work either. Any ideas?

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install traceroute  Reading package lists... Done  Building dependency tree         Reading state information... Done  Package traceroute is not available, but is referred to by another package.  This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or  is only available from another source  E: Package 'traceroute' has no installation candidate    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install update  Reading package lists... Done  Building dependency tree         Reading state information... Done  E: Unable to locate package update  

P.S. inetutils-traceroute is not working, therefore I need another answer to be able to download the package.


Solution:1

firstly run the command below to update repositories if prompted to press y/n press y:

sudo apt-get update  

afterwards run this command to update existing software, if prompted to press y/n press y:

sudo apt-get upgrade  

Then install traceroute with the command below, once again, if prompted to press y/n, press y:

sudo apt-get install inetutils-traceroute  


Solution:2

regarding this post (How to install traceroute utility?)

use sudo apt-get install inetutils-traceroute

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