In this article, we’ll learn how to resolve “Unable to locate package” when running apt install.
sudo apt install somepackage=12.3.4 -y results in the following message:
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package
This can be a result of an out-of-date apt update cache. The most common solution for this is to update apt using
sudo apt update prior to running the
sudo apt install command.