While trying to install Oracle Java on an Ubuntu system, I used the command:


add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java


And Ubuntu responded with:


add-apt-repository: command not found


Well I've never seen that before. Usually add-apt-repository goes off without a hitch. 

But apparently you have to install something else (sometimes) before you can use the add-apt-repository command.

So I did what Franc Drobnič said to do in this thread and I ran the following command:


apt-get install software-properties-common


Well then that fixed it and I was then able to run the add-apt-repository command.



Comments (1)

  • J
    1 week ago
    This is the first time I've received this message when adding a repository. I hope this helps others.

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