when I try the command

sudo apt-get -y install gcc make linux-headers-$(uname -r)  except 

I get the following error message

E: unable to locate package except.

How to resolve it?

  • please post the command you tried along with it's output. Mar 19, 2014 at 10:19
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    except does not seem to be a package available in Debian/Ubuntu, try to install gcc make linux-headers-$(uname -r) only Mar 19, 2014 at 10:22
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    Are you sure of the writing except. Don't you mean expect ? Which an available command in Ubuntu from the package called expect (at least in 13.10).
    – Benoit
    Mar 19, 2014 at 10:28

1 Answer 1


It is "expect" not except

try apt-get install expect

it is there in ubuntu/debian. I did same but it was misspelled by me, :)

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