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I needed to install gsl in Ubuntu 16.04 to run a cosmological simulation, however, I tried the command in terminal

sudo apt-get install libgsl0ldbl

in returned me :

Package libgsl0ldbl is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
  libgsl2 libgsl2:i386

E: Package 'libgsl0ldbl' has no installation candidate

So I typed instead:

sudo apt-get install libgsl2 libgsl2:i386

and it seems it installed successfully, however I need to know that path where it has been installed. so I did:

which gsl2:i386

and it returned me nothing. Anyone have any idea how to find that path ?

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  • What exactly do you need the path to? I.e., what file? – fkraiem Nov 17 '16 at 5:11
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The which command finds executable files along the PATH. The packages you just installed sound like libraries, which I don't think are executable files (but I could be wrong). The answer to this question describes how to find the location of the actual library files that you just installed.

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