I am a new user of Ubuntu. My problem is this. In a CentOS installation guide I came across a command like yum install libjpeg-devel libpng-devel Since I am on Ubuntu I thought this is to be changed as apt-get install libjpeg-devel libpng-devel But it gives and error telling unable to locate package. Please tell me what I did wrong. There are some more commands like that

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The package names are also different. In Debian-based systems like Ubuntu, the package typically has a -dev ending as opposed to -devel. For example, libjpeg-dev and libpng-dev. You'll have to manually find each such corresponding package.


Select software repository like shows below

sudo software-properties-gtk

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Install packages

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install libjpeg-dev libpng12-dev

  • Thank you for support mate. I used the commands and did. :-)
    – harsh
    Mar 12, 2015 at 15:49
  • My pleasure @harsh
    – kevy
    Mar 12, 2015 at 15:50

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