vagrant@precise64:~$ sudo tasksel install lamp-server
tasksel: aptitude failed (100)

I'm hoping to get a LAMP server from a clean install of ubuntu. All the googles suggest tasksel, which going into a pretty ascii gui, downloads stuff, then dies with this message.

I'm guessing I should try doing it via apt-get of the individual packages but seems a fair chance somebody else is going to search for this error message and want the right answer.

  • just run "tasksel" as root or sudo without any options, does it start and give you a menu from whence to select the different tasks? – Ben Lutgens Dec 14 '12 at 20:58

aptitude failed because it is out-of-date or some such. Ensure you're open to the internet and

 sudo apt-get update --fix-missing

then try tasksel again.

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