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I attempted to run sudo apt-get update, but got the error E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/http could not be found. Following to this answer, I checked /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ and found no https sources. I tried sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https and received an error about not being able to connect to the update server or repository. (I lost the exact error text when I rebooted the pi.)

At this point, apt-get appeared rather broken, so in following the answer, I downloaded the apt-transport-https.deb directly and (after verifying the sha256 checksum) installed via dpkg -i. I had one dependency to update, so I also installed libapt-pkg4.12 (confirming checksum, etc.), which then allowed apt-transport-https to complete installation.

Unfortunately, running sudo apt-get update produced no output after the manual dpkg install. I tried a sudo shutdown -r now and after logging in again, still no output.

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo apt-get update
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ 

What did I do wrong, and can it be fixed? I'm just looking to use apt-get update...

  • not sure why you felt the need to install https transport, since the method driver not found is http not https - repeat what you did for apt-transport-https.deb but get apt.deb instead ... i.e. you probably want /raspbian/pool/main/a/apt/apt_1.4.9_armhf.deb – Jaromanda X Feb 6 at 22:28

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