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I have been using suse until now. I am trying to learn Ubuntu and I need to install some packages and library files but I could not find some (maybe due to they are named different from suse).

For example typing apt-cache compat gives no results and also glibc, cross and needed 32-bit libraries. Is there any way to see packages and library lists on Ubuntu like opensuse?

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There are multiple ways to find a Ubuntu package:

  • Use to find the package via a browser.

  • Use Ubuntu Software center and search for the package you are looking for. Ubuntu Software center is shipped by default with Ubuntu.


  • Use gnome-terminal and type apt-cache policy and press Tab to list down the packages available in the repository.

Hope this helps.

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