I installed Ubuntu on my black BEAGLEBONE and now need to install SNMP, but use
apt-get install snmp snmpd and gives error. How to install SNMP?

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    It would be helpful if you copied the error message into your question text as well. It could numerous things from your internet connection to the need to run sudo apt-get update first.
    – Mordoc
    Jan 26, 2014 at 1:19

3 Answers 3


Before you typed sudo apt-get install did you type a sudo apt-get update first?
I usually have this problem on a VPS that I use, after a fresh install i have to type the apt-get update and only then i can install packages.


use these commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install snmpd snmp

After installation, you can view the service status with the following command:

sudo service snmpd status

finally, you must configure snmp. (/etc/snmp/snmpd.conf)


To install the snmp on Ubuntu first make sure that your local package list is updated with:

sudo apt-get update

And install the package with:

sudo apt-get install snmp



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