/usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found
I am trying to install new software onto Ubuntu. When I try to update packages, I get the errors below:
$ sudo apt-get update E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found. E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found.
How can I fix this?
Although I have not run into this error myself, in searching around, folks of the Linux community have reported a fix for this issue.
The simplest way to resolve this issue is to try to manually install
apt-transport-https with this command below, and then to try to update again:
$ sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https $ sudo apt-get update
It seems that users from many different versions of Debian and Ubuntu have run into this issue over time:
Some folks have mentioned that entries could be missing from your sources file at
/etc/apt/sources.list and that you should check the repositories available there.
Please find this helpful blog post on working with this file in Ubuntu 18.04:
If you have any further questions or issues, you can always reach out to us here in Linode Community for support. We are happy to help!
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