GPG Error When Installing Jenkins

Package jenkins is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package 'jenkins' has no installation candidate

This is the wrror you got. Yes it made me crazy. Anyways, I’m not a person who is giving up something if we think it’s hard. Sometimes, i sleep and get up, then problem can be solved. This thing was on the same board. Anyways, let’s get into the topic.

Above error came when I was trying to install jenkins server on Linode. I have experienced so many VPS services such as Digital Ocean, AWS, Indian VPS and so many. However, some VPS game me a very huge headeche and I just removed them from my list. Anyways, Linode is one of my best service provide. I can’t blame them for this issue.

However, try the following code lines to fix that error. I have already written two articles about jenkins installation. They also will be worked on some servers. (I experienced them on AWS).

Add Jenkins Apt-Get Repository Key (you must install jdk before this line. Check my other articles.)

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -


Add Jenkins to the Sources List

sudo sh -c 'echo deb binary/ > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jenkins.list'


Update Your Local apt-get Repository

sudo apt-get update


Just install Jenkins. You won’t see that error again.

sudo apt-get install jenkins


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