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While running Ubuntu, while trying to execute a commmand in bash, it used to suggest that the said program was missing but found in another package Y, and that I could try installing it.

Now on a Debian system, that's no longer the case. If the command isnt found it doesn't suggest anything. But package manager list is updated. How can I get it to suggest a package from commands given on bash?

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I am guessing you would need to install a package. From what I can tell it should be:

sudo apt-get install command-not-found
Should hopefully be in the default Debian repos.

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Confirm this to be also valid for Debian. command-not-found – gertvdijk Dec 6 '12 at 8:09

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