July 14, 2015

crouton add-apt-repository command not found

Posted on July 14, 2015  •  1 minutes  • 91 words  •  Suggest Changes

While working with my crouton/chromebook/toshiba cb30-102(dutch), I hit upon a weird one. While try’ing to install a PPA. I got this error :

sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found

Since my crouton is a default Ubuntu installation (12.04 LTS) with Xfce, I was stunned, since this is a ‘default’ command, but seemingly they install a minimal image, and this doesn’t include all packets. So the fix is easy as pie :

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties

Note for newer versions (12.10+) this might be the package name :

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common



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