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Common Issues

  • "This repository does not have a Release or InRelease file."

    To fix, simply uninstall the repository and then re-install it using these instructions. (Or, if you're feeling adventurous, edit the rpirepo.list file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/, and change the ending from raspbian-addons/debian/ / to raspbian-addons/debian precise main)

  • "E: Unable to locate package packagename"

    This error can happen due to one of the following reasons: - The package cannot be installed on the system's architecture, for example, if you're trying to install arm64 software on an armhf machine, this error will occur. - The package does not exist in the repository. Running sudo apt-get update may fix this, if it doesn't, make sure the software is on the list of packages.

  • "package: Dependency: package2 but it will not be installed"

    This is an extremely common error and usually it's an easy fix. Just add the dependency that's needed for the package to the install command. In this example, the install command will be sudo apt install package package2.

  • "Dependency: package but unable to install it"

    If you're encountering this error, chances are others are too. Open an issue here, and we'll take a look into it.

If you're having any other issues, or the methods to fix an issue listed here aren't working, be sure to open an issue report on the raspbian-addons repository, not the software creator's repository.