Im' trying to install swig on Ubuntu 14.04:

sudo apt-get install swig

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package swig

Seach gives something irrelevant:

apt-cache search swig

python-sip - Python/C++ bindings generator runtime library
libkml0 - Library to manipulate KML 2.2 OGC standard files
libapparmor-perl - AppArmor library Perl bindings

Howewer here

So what is the proper way to install swig?

Update: Seems sudo apt-get update helped.


download the latest development (master) version of SWIG:

git clone https://github.com/swig/swig.git

cd swig
sudo apt-get install automake
sudo apt-get install bison flex
sudo make install

Hope it helps, Gepp

  • I followed this, but it doesn't seem like swig was installed. When running swig -version, I get -bash: /usr/bin/swig: No such file or directory. – pir May 26 '20 at 18:46

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