Unable to locate package brave-browser


Unable to locate package brave-browser

I’ve installed Brave in multiple Ubuntu/Xubuntu and Fedora installations (using commands listed on the download page) and have never had a problem before.

Now, whether I used the commands, or whether I download the .asc file manually and import the key into apt, I am still getting the same result:

sudo apt install brave-browser 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package brave-browser

I found this support thread and have followed the troubleshooting steps outlined – with no success.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Below is the result of sudo apt-key list:

/etc/apt/trusted.gpg
--------------------
pub   rsa4096 2018-10-15 [SC] [expires: 2025-03-17]
      D8BA D4DE 7EE1 7AF5 2A83  4B2D 0BB7 5829 C2D4 E821
uid           [ unknown] Brave Software <support@brave.com>
sub   rsa4096 2019-10-17 [S] [expires: 2022-05-07]

/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/brave-browser-prerelease.gpg
---------------------------------------------------
pub   rsa4096 2018-07-17 [SC] [expires: 2028-07-14]
      9228 DBCE 20DD E5EC 4648  8DE9 0B31 DBA0 6A8A 26F9
uid           [ unknown] Brave Software (Brave Core Nightly Key) (We're reinventing the browser as a user-first platform for speed and privacy.) <support@brave.com>

/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/brave-browser-release.gpg
------------------------------------------------
pub   rsa4096 2018-10-15 [SC] [expires: 2025-03-17]
      D8BA D4DE 7EE1 7AF5 2A83  4B2D 0BB7 5829 C2D4 E821
uid           [ unknown] Brave Software <support@brave.com>
sub   rsa4096 2019-10-17 [S] [expires: 2022-05-07]

/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/ubuntu-keyring-2012-archive.gpg
------------------------------------------------------
pub   rsa4096 2012-05-11 [SC]
      790B C727 7767 219C 42C8  6F93 3B4F E6AC C0B2 1F32
uid           [ unknown] Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key (2012) <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>

/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/ubuntu-keyring-2012-cdimage.gpg
------------------------------------------------------
pub   rsa4096 2012-05-11 [SC]
      8439 38DF 228D 22F7 B374  2BC0 D94A A3F0 EFE2 1092
uid           [ unknown] Ubuntu CD Image Automatic Signing Key (2012) <cdimage@ubuntu.com>

/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/ubuntu-keyring-2018-archive.gpg
------------------------------------------------------
pub   rsa4096 2018-09-17 [SC]
      F6EC B376 2474 EDA9 D21B  7022 8719 20D1 991B C93C
uid           [ unknown] Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key (2018) <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>

cc @sriram @Mattches for assistance here

@ginrewilson,
I believe we were performing some server-side maintenance over the weekend that may have unintentionally been causing this error – can you try again and see if you get different results?

No problem, I will try it again – when I get 64bit Linux installed again (haha). Somehow I wasn’t paying attention, and the install media I was using was 32bit Xubuntu. The 64bit hardware accepts that without flinching, and apt just throws errors about dependencies not being met when I started trying to install a variety of packages which have long ago dropped 32bit support. I guess it’s just assumed you know what architecture you’re on. So if all else fails, double check that you put the 64bit iso on your thumb drive…

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