I wanted to have a complete installation of the La-pack on my Ubuntu 14.04.

So, I made the following installation commands on my system: sudo apt-get install libblas-dev checkinstall sudo apt-get install libblas-doc checkinstall sudo apt-get install liblapacke-dev checkinstall sudo apt-get install liblapack-doc checkinstall

But I need to make sure that the lapack-devel and lapack-dev are also installed. How do I confirm it ? If I havent installed then how to install it because when I tried sudo apt-get install lapack-devel it gave :

E: Unable to locate package lapack-devel as a response And same for lapack-dev
  • @ubuntu99: This is what is written in readme of armadillo library:"For example, when installing the "lapack" package, also install the "lapack-devel" or "lapack-dev" package. " Mar 9 '15 at 18:47

lapack 3.5.0-2ubuntu1 source package has been built into many binaries thus installing these binaries will install lapack, execute following in terminal

sudo apt-get install liblapack-dev liblapack-doc-man liblapack-doc liblapack-pic liblapack3 liblapack-test liblapack3gf liblapacke liblapacke-dev

Click here for more details and downloading source package

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    You do not need to download every single package built from the sources. You only need sudo apt-get install liblapack-dev (static version) or sudo apt-get install liblapacke-dev (dynamic version). Mar 10 '15 at 3:13
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    Your choice of LAPACK vs. LAPACKE should also be informed by whether you plan to use the C or FORTRAN interfaces see question
    – oLas
    Dec 16 '16 at 13:18

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