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I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 and want to install pygame. I've attempted doing as instructed on the pygame page (using the source code) however I am unable to install the dependencies and I get Unable to locate package for every single one. I then tried, as suggested throughout other forums, "sudo apt-get install python-pygame" however these were quite old forum posts, talking about Ubuntu 9.x. This did not work, and I got the error: unable to locate package pygame. Can someone please help me with this?

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Have you considered using virtualenv to control your dependencies? Greatly helped me when I had trouble with python packages. – cbll Nov 9 at 14:45

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Execute these commands as root, using sudo in a terminal.

tar -Jxf Python-3.3.0.tar.xz
cd Python-3.3.0
apt-get build-dep python3
make install 

After that just run the interpreter:

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Typing sudo apt-get install python-pygame installs PyGame for Python2. I am unsure on how to install PyGame on Python 3 and I do not believe it is officially supported.

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Downvote: There is not relationship at all between the your current dir and apt-get. This is not the reason why apt-get worked. – Javier Rivera May 31 '13 at 14:51

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