I was tasked to install the "dselect package" but can't seem to find any "apt-get command thing" on the internet. Only commands which use the dselect command from the Debian docs.

What I have tried

sudo apt-get install dselect_1.19.0.5Ubuntu2.i386.dev

But it can't be found


  • Since I have an Intel processor I should go for the i386, right?
  • I am running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS on a VM.

dselect is available for Ubuntu 18.04, you should have the following line in your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main 
deb http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates main 

Then run:

sudo apt updates
sudo apt install dselect

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  • To get the info from this package? like dpkg --info dselect? Doesn't work. I know its a question inside other but can't seem to find where it i installed now... – WhiteGlove Jan 20 '19 at 13:02
  • @WhiteGlove sudo dselect then Select , hit Space bare , scroll to the desired package, hit i to choose the package then d to display the information. – GAD3R Jan 20 '19 at 13:21
  • @WhiteGlove you can get the description of the installed package using dpkg-query -W -f '${Description}\n' dselect - personally I find it easier to use apt show dselect (or apt-cache show dselect) which will give information about the package even if not installed – steeldriver Jan 20 '19 at 14:15

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