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Problem installing github


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I'm not sure how to fix your download repo's. But it looks like you are installing "git".
This is just the client for github.


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Have you tried running sudo apt update to update/refresh the package list? Perhaps your package list is out of date and contains stale file-name information? That would explain the 404 error (file not found on server).


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g'day @baileyc201 and welcome :)

github is a place, git is a delivery and distribution protocol invented by linus torvalds, maker of the linux kernel.

in your ubuntu - see my screenshot below

starting point was my software updater - icon on my panel with a capital A inside a circle of arrows

it will check for updates ... when finished choose settings - may be settings & livepatch

from there click the tab ubuntu software

in the middle of the popup window where it lists the server, click the down arrow for choices and choose other, a list pops up

highlight your country and choose select best server, tests will be run and a result listed

near bottom press choose server, enter password and continue to finish

press close, it will reload the cache and exit

try your git install again


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