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I am trying to install libsystemd-dev using apt-get on Ubuntu 14.04. While executing this, I get the following error:

 **Installing pre-install packages ....
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package libsystemd-dev**

I have already tried using apt-get update, but no luck.

I searched for libsystemd-dev here, and it's available for Wily distribution, but I am using trusty. Is there a way to get a package installed from another distribution?

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  • Related: This post attempted to resolve dependency by installing sub-dependencies which exist in trusty, but still failed. Perhaps last resort without upgrading is install via PPA, if any. – user37165 Mar 17 '16 at 16:41
  • Which PPA should I add to be specific? – Harit Mar 18 '16 at 5:14
  • Apparently, there is no such PPA for 14.04. If you can't wait for upgrading to 16.04, a better solution might be to use sub-dependencies for package you are trying to install and propose to the developer of that package i.e. this issue on GitHub. Even such PPA exists, it might break existing system. – user37165 Mar 18 '16 at 7:46
  • There's no such package in Trusty but we may be able to work around that. What are you trying achieve with the libsystemd-dev packages? You don't need unless you want to compile something from source that depends on it. – David Foerster Nov 19 '16 at 15:02
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Try doing this:

sudo apt-file update to download the package list.

sudo apt-file search libsystemd

After this you will get the list of packages:

libsystemd-daemon-dev and other packages like libsystemd-login-dev and libsystemd-journal-dev

Install these packages using sudo apt-get install <package>

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