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Installing ElasticSearch on Debian: Unable to find expected entry 'main/source/Sources'

Using the instructions over on the ElasticSearch documentation site, in theory, you should be able to install ElasticSearch using their apt repository with very little fuss.

However when trying this myself I encountered an issue with the repository configuration.

Step 1: Download and install the Public Signing Key

wget -qO - https://packages.elasticsearch.org/GPG-KEY-elasticsearch | sudo apt-key add -  

Step 2: Add the source to apt

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.elasticsearch.org/elasticsearch/1.4/debian stable main"  

Step 3: Update apt and install ElasticSearch

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install elasticsearch  

At this point this is where I encountered

Unable to find expected entry 'main/source/Sources'

This is thankfully very simple to fix. Edit your /etc/apt/sources.list and remove the line like:

deb-src http://packages.elasticsearch.org/elasticsearch/1.4/debian stable main  

note the version number will change over time