Installing cURL on Ubuntu 12.04

So I’m trying to add cURL to my droplet, and as other posts here just say to use

sudo apt-get install php5-curl

this gets all 404 errors from the ppa from this command and so it suggests that I try:

apt-get update

This goes fine, and a fair number of updates are retrieved.

Then when running the install again… the droplet goes down (off the net). Surfing to the IP or any subdomains I’ve pointed to it cannot be resolved. From the command line I’m unable to even restart apache cause it cannot find the apache directory. This was seriously not what I wanted.

I simply wanted to update cURL for php5, but I haven’t found any answers on where to get a stable working version of cURL. Any help?

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use this code:

sudo sed -i -e ‘s/\|’ /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo apt-get update


Run the following first: <br> <br>sudo apt-get update

Hopefully you did a “snapshot” before your attempt to install curl. If so, I suggest you use it to restore your system and then try the following: <br> <br> apt-get install curl libcurl3 libcurl3-dev php5-curl <br> <br>That worked for me.