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Unable to locate package lutris

I followed the steps to add the lutris repository:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lutris-team/lutris

However, when i tray to install lutris I get E: Unable to locate package lutris.
I use Elementary os “Hera”

Same issue here, eOS 5 Hera (fresh install)

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I have the same problem when trying to install on Ubuntu 18.04 and it seems that ppa repository does not contain any packages at all. At least synaptic shows no packages from Lutris ppa present and there is no Packages file in /var/lib/apt/lists directory.

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Thanks - that helps single out a probable issue with the 18.04 ‘bionic’ strand of the repo, because eOS 5 is based on Ubuntu 18.04 as well. I’d venture to suggest they haven’t built an 18.04 update for Lutris yet (if they’ve pushed an update for it at all?), or there’s a problem syncing it or something - so hopefully it resolves itself soon. I installed and ran it only a few days ago, but had to do a fresh install this morning, so I’m assuming there’s been a change to the application itself, or the repo overnight.

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Hey guys - quick update. I just went into here: and grabbed the amd64 .deb file and installed it. It runs, but I expect this unorthodox method may turn out problematic down the line. Should you decide to do it this way ensure you manually pull any wine and other dependencies per the guide here:

If you’re impatient (like me), you may give it a go but ‘fair warning’ and all that!!

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I was able to install lutris manually on my 18.04 with this

I hope it helps

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I was told this would help and it did for me
apt-get update --allow-releaseinfo-change


Thank you, @derekdoesit!
Can confirm that your solution works. After running the command I got the message that repo’s label was changed from ‘lutris’ to ‘Lutris stable’. As a result, my system was able to successfully find the package and install it.
Lutris team should probably update the guide.

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When you get that kind of messages the easiest way is to use apt update over apt-get update in a terminal, as apt will ask for your permission to accept changes, while apt-get will simply output the error message and you have to apt-get update --allow-releaseinfo-change to get the same result

The problem is that I was using apt update and not the apt-get version and there were not any messages about label changes or any other errors.