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I am trying to install the gcc-arm-linux-gnueabi package, but this is the error I am getting:

$ sudo apt-get install gcc-arm-linux-gnueabi
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package gcc-arm-linux-gnueabi

I tried a couple of other packages like apt-cross and they got installed easily, but this package is not found. Based on info here this package should be available in Lucid. Any thoughts on this?

edit: sudo apt-get update did not help. Ubuntu 10.04, 64-bit machine


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There seems to be an error in this article. According to the Ubuntu website, gcc-arm-linux-gnueabi is only available in the universe repository since maverick (10.10) (search for the package name on or visit the URL

On lucid, you can install the Linaro packages from the Linaro Toolchain backports PPA, as described in the second part of the article.

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Thanks for the answer. So if download the maverick-compatible package, am I able to install it manually using dpkg? – aminfar Apr 20 '12 at 21:39
@aminfar You might, but there's a good chance that it won't have the required dependencies. The package in the PPA should install seamlessly. – Gilles Apr 20 '12 at 21:42

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