Package libapache2-mod-fastcgi is not available. Ubuntu

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Date: 2013-01-22 18:50:13 00:00

Today while trying to install php-fpm to work with Apache in an Ubuntu server I've got this:

sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-fastcgi

The error was:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package libapache2-mod-fastcgi 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 'libapache2-mod-fastcgi' has no installation candidate

The problem was that multiverse repository was not enable in my apt sources, and there is where libapache2-mod-fastcgi is.

So I had to:

sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list

And add these lines at the end:

deb quantal multiverse
deb-src quantal multiverse
deb quantal-updates multiverse
deb-src quantal-updates multiverse

Change quantal, for the version of Ubuntu you are running. Then:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-fastcgi