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I am unable to install Macaulay2. I am following the guideline given in the website M2. I have added the repository in the sources list (see the attached screenshot). I have installed the key from the link above. Now when I search for the package with apt-cache search macaylay2 I get nothing.

I have also looked at the answer to an old related quiestion but I don't think that will work either, please help.screenshot

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Although the Macauley2 Repository may not be working the Bionic Beaver Debian files work well enough when downloaded and installed directly. Install as follows:

sudo apt-get install libblas3 libgfortran4 liblapack3 libquadmath0
wget https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/Macaulay2/Repositories/Ubuntu/dists/bionic/main/binary-amd64/Macaulay2-1.14-amd64-Linux-Ubuntu-18.04.deb
wget https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/Macaulay2/Repositories/Ubuntu/dists/bionic/main/binary-amd64/Macaulay2-1.14-common.deb
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

This installed cleanly on my own Bionic system and appears to be functional:

andrew@corinth:~$ M2
Macaulay2, version 1.14
--storing configuration for package FourTiTwo in /home/andrew/.Macaulay2/init-FourTiTwo.m2
--storing configuration for package Topcom in /home/andrew/.Macaulay2/init-Topcom.m2
with packages: ConwayPolynomials, Elimination, IntegralClosure, InverseSystems, LLLBases, PrimaryDecomposition,
               ReesAlgebra, TangentCone, Truncations

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And hopefully all will be well on your system as well :)

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  • @mukhujje Great news :) – andrew.46 Jul 23 '18 at 21:38
  • Thanks for the explanation. I copied and pasted what you have written into the terminal but for the second and third lines it says ERROR 404: Not Found. Is it possible to fix that? – Artus Oct 24 '19 at 11:55
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    @Artus I have updated for newer version and appropriately updated this brief answer. Tested on my Bionic VM and all is working well, thanks for letting me know my answer had broken :) – andrew.46 Oct 24 '19 at 22:39
  • Thanks a lot now the second and third lines work. But when I type M2 it says "M2: command not found". I just noticed that for the first line it says "404 Not Found" and says "E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?" – Artus Oct 25 '19 at 4:26
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    @Artus Hmmm.... try running the suggested command lines and try again? That would be: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade and if no joy with the first line again add --fix-missing into the mix... – andrew.46 Oct 25 '19 at 4:29

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