Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I can find a particular application 'JabRef' at the ubuntu software centre. But whenever I type sudo apt-get install jabref in terminal, it says package not found. What's going wrong here? Do I have to capitalise the exact letters as in the application name or do I need some additional steps to make sure the terminal looks at the correct repository for the particular installer?

share|improve this question
add comment

2 Answers

up vote 2 down vote accepted

Execute sudo apt-get update first and then try installing jabref again.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Make sure that Universe repository is available in software sources as here . Tick mark it if Unticked initially.

enter image description here

Then do sudo apt-get update & sudo apt-get upgrade.

Check if jabref is present by apt-cache show jabref.

And finally sudo apt-get install jabref . No capitalization of any word is required however.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.