How to fix E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt...

July 1, 2015 10.3k views
Linux Basics Ubuntu Linux Commands

I can’t run command apt-get update
I receive the following error
E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found. N: Is the package apt-transport-https installed?
Please help me?

2 Answers

There are a few possible issues that can cause this issue. The most likely solution would be to run:

sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https

You can find more details and possible causes for this issue here.

  • I run this command and received error: Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Package apt-transport-https 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 ‘apt-transport-https’ has no installation candidate

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