Ubuntu – How to install ckan


I am new to Ubuntu and I have some weird problem. I am trying to install a package called ckan. When I run the command sudo apt-get ckan, I have always the same answer : 'Unable to locate the package'. In fact, I notice I have the same problem with any package.

In the 'sources.list' file in the /etc/apt/ folder I have the following information. I tried to update, but the problem still remains the same

deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 12.04 LTS _Precise Pangolin...]
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security main restricted
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted

Could anyone help?

Best Answer

This thread posted on the Ubuntu Forum sounds similar to your problem, this might help you "Unable to locate package" errors for all software

When in doubt during installation, always try running...

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Btw, I don't think ckan is included among the official packages, have a look at this link for how to install ckan http://docs.ckan.org/en/latest/install-from-package.html