Im trying to install Padre (Perl IDE) on Ubuntu using command sudo apt-get install padre

But I get:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package padre 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

E: Package 'padre' has no installation candidate

Why is Padre removed from repositories?

  • look for it with: apt search padre if you don't see it then you can't get via apt Mar 7 '17 at 7:41
  • Sorting... Done Full Text Search... Done
    – tomsk
    Mar 7 '17 at 7:48
  • that means not in the official repos perhaps a third party might have it Mar 7 '17 at 7:51
  • I was following padre.perlide.org/download.html
    – tomsk
    Mar 7 '17 at 7:55
  • u can see that the highest support there is Ubuntu 10... Mar 7 '17 at 7:56

It was removed in 16.04. The publishing history says:

Deleted on 2016-03-10 by Martin Pitt
(From Debian) ROM; RC buggy and dead upstream; Debian bug #814005


As mentioned by muru padre is no longer installable by the normal way in Ubuntu 16.04

However, there is an easy workaround, which worked for me.

From their official site download the windows installation file and install it using wine program loader. It works perfectly fine.

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