Question

Getting error while installing Nodejs

Posted December 12, 2021 146 views
UbuntuNode.jsJavaScriptUbuntu 20.04

Following the sequence :

$ cd ~
$ curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_16.x -o nodesource_setup.sh
$ sudo bash nodesource_setup.sh

I am getting the error :

Reading package lists... Done                            
W: GPG error: http://oem.archive.canonical.com/updates precise-oem-sp1 Release: Detached signature file '/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/oem.archive.canonical.com_updates_dists_precise-oem-sp1_Release.gpg' is in unsupported binary format
E: The repository 'http://oem.archive.canonical.com/updates precise-oem-sp1 Release' is not signed.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
Error executing command, exiting

Could you please help me through the issue ?

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Hi @pranijman

Please try using :

sudo apt-get clean

and then try again to instal NodeJS.

If this doesn’t work, what you can do is get rid of that repository, check your /etc/apt/sources.list file and any *.list files in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ directory. Find a line that looks like this:

deb http://oem.archive.canonical.com/updates precise-oem-sp1 [...there may be something else here...]

and remove or comment it out. Then run sudo apt-get clean, and then try updating/installing NodeJS again.