E: Unable to locate package git - Ubuntu on EC2
Looks to me like there may be a problem with the Ubuntu EC2 mirrors. After a fresh apt-get update, I'm seeting this:
$ apt-get install -yq git E: Unable to locate package git
After a few more apt-get's, it will often succeed.
Update apt-get packages, run the following command:
$ apt-get update
The mirrors still seem to be broken, but I was able to work around the issue with a dumb loop:
# stupid loop to get around ubuntu package mirror problems for attempt in 1 2 3; do if [ ! -z "`which git`" ]; then break fi echo "Trying to install git, attempt $attempt" sudo apt-get update -yq --fix-missing sudo apt-get install -yq git done
3 attempts is usually enough to find a working mirror.