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How do you I fix error Check if the 'dpkg-dev' package is installed ?

I'm trying to run apt-get source php5 which fails with following error

sh: 1: dpkg-source: not found
Unpack command 'dpkg-source -x php5_5.3.10-1ubuntu3.4.dsc' failed.
Check if the 'dpkg-dev' package is installed.

I tried apt-get install dpkg-dev and dpkg -i dpkg-dev which don't know about this package.

What should I do ?

I have Ubuntu 12.04

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What is the output of which dpkg? And what is the message you receive when you run apt-get install dpkg-dev? –  Mowgli Nov 16 '12 at 0:32
Simply running apt-get install dpkg-dev should fix this. –  mfisch Nov 19 '12 at 0:26
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