I'm trying to install libaio with following command line :

sudo apt-get install libaio


sudo apt-get install automake libtool autoconf gcc-g++ gcc libaio libaio-dev make

but both of them doesn't work for me. How do I install libaio?

  • 1
    "doesn't work" is not a helpful description of a problem...
    – Sergey
    Dec 11, 2012 at 3:17
  • what do you mean by doesn't work?
    – Hashken
    Dec 11, 2012 at 4:04
  • I'm sorry maybe too hard you to understanding. I mean the command line can't install libaio Dec 11, 2012 at 4:26

3 Answers 3


You need to use libaio1 package, which provides the Linux kernel AIO access library - shared library

To install libaio Use the command

sudo apt-get install libaio1

For more information of libaio look here

  • 2
    use apt-cache policy libaio1 command to check
    – devav2
    Dec 11, 2012 at 4:49
  • libaio1: Installed: 0.3.109-2ubuntu1 Candidate: 0.3.109-2ubuntu1 Version table: *** 0.3.109-2ubuntu1 0, It's seems working. thanks Dec 11, 2012 at 5:00

I have found it super useful to use apt instead of apt-get to search for packages that are available.

$ sudo apt search libaio

Sorting... Done
Full Text Search... Done
libaio-dev/trusty 0.3.109-4 amd64
  Linux kernel AIO access library - development files

libaio1/trusty 0.3.109-4 amd64
  Linux kernel AIO access library - shared library

libaio1-dbg/trusty 0.3.109-4 amd64
  Linux kernel AIO access library - debugging symbols

Then, once you have found the name of the correct package, you can install it. So in this case you can just run the command

sudo apt install -y libaio1

where again I have used apt instead of apt-get.

  • apt isn't a valid command on a Ubuntu system in the year 2011. apt-search works.
    – A.B.
    May 31, 2015 at 17:53
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    Unless I am mistaken, it is currently the year 2015..... Jun 1, 2015 at 20:30

After many tries and errors, I used sudo aptitude update and sudo aptitude upgrade and it fixed all the dependencies for libaio1, libmecab2 and so on.

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