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I am trying out Meteor http://meteor.com/examples/leaderboard



I have to use CURL, which I am familiar with on Windows.



Now I try to install it on Ubuntu 12.04.



But i get these errors:



kevin@ubuntu:~$ curl https://install.meteor.com | sh
The program 'curl' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install curl
kevin@ubuntu:~$ apt-get curl
E: Invalid operation curl
kevin@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get curl
[sudo] password for kevin:
E: Invalid operation curl


How do i install CURL?



SOLVED IT:



I did this command



sudo sed -i -e 's/us.archive.ubuntu.com/archive.ubuntu.com/g' /etc/apt/sources.list


and then I could do sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get install curl



which successfully installed curl.



UPDATE:



Sorry for the obvious mistake. I tried yesterday also, and there I did type the right command which, gave me this error message:



kevin@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install curl
[sudo] password for kevin:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package curl is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package 'curl' has no installation candidate


UPDATE 2:



Tried the apt-cache search curl | grep -i curl command



kevin@ubuntu:~$ apt-cache search curl | grep -i curl
curlftpfs - filesystem to access FTP hosts based on FUSE and cURL
flickcurl-doc - utilities to call the Flickr API from command line - documentation
flickcurl-utils - utilities to call the Flickr API from command line
gambas2-gb-net-curl - The Gambas advanced networking component
gnupg-curl - GNU privacy guard - a free PGP replacement (cURL)
libcupt2-0-downloadmethod-curl - alternative front-end for dpkg -- libcurl download method
libcurl-ocaml - OCaml curl bindings (Runtime Library)
libcurl-ocaml-dev - OCaml libcurl bindings (Development package)
libflickcurl-dev - C library for accessing the Flickr API - development files
libflickcurl0 - C library for accessing the Flickr API
libflickcurl0-dbg - C library for accessing the Flickr API - debugging symbols
libghc-curl-dev - GHC libraries for the libcurl Haskell bindings
libghc-curl-doc - Documentation for the libcurl Haskell bindings
libghc-curl-prof - Profiling libraries for the libcurl Haskell bindings
libghc-download-curl-dev - High-level file download based on URLs
libghc-download-curl-doc - High-level file download based on URLs; documentation
libghc-download-curl-prof - High-level file download based on URLs; profiling libraries
libghc-hxt-curl-dev - LibCurl interface for HXT
libghc-hxt-curl-doc - LibCurl interface for HXT; documentation
libghc-hxt-curl-prof - LibCurl interface for HXT; profiling library
libghc6-curl-dev - transitional dummy package
libghc6-curl-doc - transitional dummy package
libghc6-curl-prof - transitional dummy package
liblua5.1-curl-dev - libcURL development files for the Lua language version 5.1
liblua5.1-curl0 - libcURL bindings for the Lua language version 5.1
libwww-curl-perl - Perl bindings to libcurl
slang-curl - transfer files using HTTP and FTP from S-Lang
spl-curl - SPL Programming Language -- curl adapter
tclcurl - Tcl bindings to libcurl
xmms2-plugin-curl - XMMS2 - curl transport for HTTP
php5-curl - CURL module for php5
libcurl3-gnutls - Multi-protocol file transfer library (GnuTLS)
libcurl3-nss - Multi-protocol file transfer library (NSS)
python-pycurl - Python bindings to libcurl
libcurl3 - Multi-protocol file transfer library (OpenSSL)


UPDATE 3:
Did update do sudo apt-get update before i run it.



But this did not help sadly.



kevin@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install curl libcurl3 libcurl3-dev php5-curl
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package curl is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

Package libcurl3-dev is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'curl' has no installation candidate
E: Package 'libcurl3-dev' has no installation candidate

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 Answers
2

Answers to the different updates


First question


You need the command


sudo apt-get install curl

The install is missing in the command you use: sudo apt-get curl won't work because apt-get does not have a command curl.


First update


Also you want to run update first:


sudo apt-get update

And you might want to consider using this command:


sudo apt-get install libcurl3 php5-curl

It might also relate to the version of php you use (php5-common?) See here.


Second update


Or, to make it easier just use the command wget https://install.meteor.com | sh. Curl was used on earlier versions of ubuntu. It is not really an essential tool, but some tutorials use it indeed.


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