In this tutorial, you will learn how to fix add-apt-repository: command not found.
add-apt-repository is a tool that allows you to manage your repositories on your Ubuntu machine.
add-apt-repository can be used to add or remove existing repositories from your machine.
If you try to use add-apt-repository without installing it first on your system, you will get the error "add-apt-repository command not found".
This error can be fixed easily, and you can fix it by following the steps below.
Step 1 - Check if apt-add-repository is installed
First thing that you need to do is checking if
add-apt-repository is installed.
To do this, simply run the command below
If apt-add-repository is not installed, you will get the error
sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found
So you can proceed to the next step, to install add-apt-repository.
Step 2 - Install add-apt-repository
add-apt-repository tool cannot be installed by its name, meaning you can't install it with
sudo apt install add-apt-repository as this tool is part of software-properties-common package, which means in order to install add-apt-repository, you need to install software-properties-common package.
To install software-properties-common, you can do so by running the command below.
sudo apt install software-properties-common
Step 3 - Run apt-add-repository
software-properties-common should be now installed on your machine, and you should be able to use
As we explained earlier, apt-add-repository can be used to manage the repositories on your system.
To verify that
add-apt-repository was installed correctly, and that is able to be used, simply run.
The command below will show you your current repositories on the
In this tutorial, you learned how to fix the error "add-apt-repository: command not found".
We encountered this error on Ubuntu 22.04, and we fixed it by installing the missing package
software-properties-common that contains