Whenever I try the command sudo apt-get update it outputs this error:

E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found.

N: Is the package apt-transport-https installed?

I couldn't find any answers online. Can someone please help?

2 Answers 2


Because somewhere on the way you must have configured an APT repository pointing to an HTTPS URL (check the files at /etc/apt/sources.list.d/).

Per the error message to fix the problem you need to run:

sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https

and most likely also:

sudo apt-get install ca-certificates
  • I've already tried the first of those two, and the "package not found" error occured. Commented Dec 10, 2016 at 1:57
  • Well, reading your question again and again, I can't see any mention you "have already tried". Until you ask a proper question, you won't get an answer that solves your problem. And it looks like you have messed your APT sources completely.
    – techraf
    Commented Dec 10, 2016 at 1:57
  • Well, I didn't ever delete or mess with any apt source files, so I don't see how this could have happened, unless I have a virus or something. Commented Dec 10, 2016 at 2:03
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    Start again with a fresh image. There's nothing else anyone without clairvoyant powers can advice you.
    – techraf
    Commented Dec 10, 2016 at 2:09
  • Thanks! I just tried it again from another window, and the install worked! Commented Dec 10, 2016 at 2:10

I have checked /etc/apt/sources.list.d/. In my case there I found two files. raspi.list and influxdb.list. I found https in influxdb.list file. I removed influxdb.list file with rm command. Now my Raspberrypi works perfectly. I am able to run sudo apt-get update without any errors.

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