Unable to install Nginx on Ubuntu 21.10

I run sudo apt install nginx but I get

Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree… Done Reading state information… Done E: Unable to locate package nginx

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August 16, 2022

Hello @biglightcyanmantaray

Nginx is available in Ubuntu’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the apt packaging system.

You can make sure that you’ve enabled all Ubuntu repositories

  1. sudo add-apt-repository main
  2. sudo add-apt-repository universe
  3. sudo add-apt-repository restricted
  4. sudo add-apt-repository multiverse

and then execute the install command one more time.

However, if you’re still facing issues get back here on this thread and we’ll look into it.


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August 16, 2022

Hi @biglightcyanmantaray,

Before trying to install Nginx, update your Droplet like so:

  1. apt update
  2. apt upgrade

then try again. By doing an update you’ll update your apt cache which should help with the problem.

Hope that helps!

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