How can I install `joe` on VM ubuntu?

zw flag

I was trying to instal joe editor on my newly created VM Ubuntu but it fails.

buntu@ubuntu:~/Desktop$ sudo apt-get install -y joe
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package joe
hr flag
Have you enabled the `universe` repository?
zw flag
@steeldriver No. How can I enable it ?
N0rbert avatar
zw flag
If you really have fresh installation of 20.10, then it should be noted that it is EOL. Reinstall supported release - 20.04 LTS or 21.10 instead. About Joe - it is available from `joe` and `joe-jupp` [packages]( So you need to run `sudo apt-get update` on supported Ubuntu release followed by `sudo apt-get install joe` or `sudo apt-get install joe-jupp` .
hr flag
See [How do I enable the "Universe" repository?]( Also ["Unable to locate package" while trying to install packages with APT]( is worth a read.
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cn flag
Ubuntu 20.10 (along with all flavors) is *End-of-Life* and thus unsupported on this site (, and many other Ubuntu sites, unless your question is specific to moving to a supported release of Ubuntu.
in flag

Joe is part of the universe repository, so you will need to first enable that via the console:

sudo add-apt-repository universe

Once this is done, update apt:

sudo apt update 

Now you can install Joe:

sudo apt install joe 
zw flag
Ign:4…ntu groovy InRelease Ign:5…ntu groovy-updates InRelease Ign:6…ntu groovy-security InRelease Err:7…ntu groovy Release 404 Not Found [IP: 80] Err:8…ntu groovy-updates Release 404 Not Found [IP: 80] Err:9…ntu groovy-security Release 404 Not Found [IP: 80] Reading package lists... Done E: The repository '…ntu groovy Release' no longer
zw flag
Some error copied above occurs.
in flag
Umm … Groovy Gorilla is an EOL release of Ubuntu. You’ll need to use 18.04, 20.04, or 21.10 if you would like to install packages
zw flag
Can I update my instalation or shall I undergoe the heavy path with installing my Ubuntu ?
in flag
It’s no longer possible to upgrade from 20.10, so you’ll need to download a supported ISO from and follow the same steps as you did earlier today to build the VM. Consider it practise

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