How to install apt-cross on Ubuntu

Install apt-cross

Installing apt-cross package on Ubuntu is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install apt-cross

apt-cross package information

name apt-cross
section utils

retrieve, build and install libraries for cross-compiling

apt-cross is intended to make it easier to locate, download, install and update your cross-compiling libraries, directly from the Debian archives. By default, apt-cross uses /etc/apt/sources.list to find the current Debian package file for the architecture specified (or dpkg-cross default) and in the suite specified (default is unstable). Alternatively, you can specify a different mirror. Downloaded files can be passed directly to dpkg-cross using the -b or -i commands to apt-cross. Includes a helper script to support the transition to multiarch.


More information about apt-get install

Advanced Package Tool, or APT, is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on Debian, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. APT simplifies the process of managing software on Unix-like computer systems by automating the retrieval, configuration and installation of software packages, either from precompiled files or by compiling source code.

apt-get is the command-line tool for handling packages, and may be considered the user's "back-end" to other tools using the APT library.

apt-get install is followed by one or more packages desired for installation or upgrading. Each package is a package name, not a fully qualified filename. All packages required by the package(s) specified for installation will also be retrieved and installed. The /etc/apt/sources.list file is used to locate the desired packages. If a hyphen is appended to the package name (with no intervening space), the identified package will be removed if it is installed. Similarly a plus sign can be used to designate a package to install. These latter features may be used to override decisions made by apt-get's conflict resolution system.

See Also

How to uninstall apt-cross package from Ubuntu