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After finishing a fresh install of elementary OS Loki I tried installing git using apt-get but got the following error:

E: Package 'git' has no installation candidate

I have tried installing apt but the same error occurs. All of my lists and therefore repositories are in order.

After further instpection I found that apt-get cannot find an installation candidate for any package.

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For me all that was required was a restart after the first boot.

The following articles may be helpful if this error persists, though:

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