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August 27th, 2011, 12:00 PM
I want to install Apache2 on Ubuntu 10.04,
I used this command :

sudo apt-get install apache2

but I got this error:

package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package apache2

I checked the source.list file, there are some universe repositories :

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429)]/ lucid main restricted

#deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 10.04 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release i386 (20100429)]/ lucid main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid universe

What is the problem?

August 27th, 2011, 02:48 PM
have you updated your apt lists?

sudo apt-get update

August 27th, 2011, 03:14 PM
The problem will be because of an incomplete /etc/apt/sources.list file. I advise you look at this article:


it shows the default sources.list file. Make sure your /etc/apt/sources.list file is complete and then run:

sudo apt-get update This should fix the problem. From what you have told me, you do not have the complete sources.list file.

After this make sure you have all the repository enabled all the software sources. You can edit this via synaptic package manager. In synaptic, go: Settings > Repositories


August 27th, 2011, 03:40 PM
I used that command and it fixed the problem.
after updating lists, I can install every needed package using "apt-get install"

Thank you for your help