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First off, I'm new to Linux and have installed ubuntu 12.04 as a VM to compile code to an ARM dev. kit. Since only the 12.04 version is supported on the dev. kit I'm unable to install e.g. latest ubuntu or another distribution.

My code uses parts of c++11 and I need to use gcc4.8, which is installed and working. However, when I try to get the package for the cross-compiler gcc-4.8-armhf-cross, I get an error. I'm quite sure it is the one linked from here: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gcc-4.8-armhf-cross

I usually just use 'sudo apt-get package', which has worked well for now. But, I can't get this package, or I get errors on missing dependencies when in the aptitude console program.

I would appreciate if someone can explain what I'm doing wrong and how to do it correctly?

Thanks in advance


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