Linux “Apt-Get Command Not Found” Error Solution – POFTUT

Linux “Apt-Get Command Not Found” Error Solution

Linux distributions are using package managers in order to install, update and remove applications. In the old days there are very less package managers those are not so good. In to day they are very talented. apt-get command not found is command error type which is shown while installing, updating and removing applications. In this tutorial we will look some error cases and solutions.


As an example when try to run apt-get install tmux command we get following error.

$ apt-get install tmux

Distributions Using Apt-Get

In order under stand error and get solution we need to know distributions using apt-get as default package manager. Following distributions can work with apt-get without problem.

  • Debian
  • Ubuntu
  • Mint
  • Kali

Distributions Not Using Apt-Get

The error is caused by distributions not using apt-get as default package manager. So the command will not found. Following distributions do not use apt-get as default package manager.

  • openSUSE
  • Fedora
  • CentOS
  • RHEL
  • Arch
  • MacOS X


The solution is using given distribution package manager here is a list of them.

Fedora, CentOS, RHEL

These distributions use yum as default package manager. So we can use yum like below.

$ sudo yum install tmux
Fedora, CentOS, RHEL
Fedora, CentOS, RHEL


For Arch Linux we can use following command.

$ packman -S tmux

Mac OS X

MacOS X uses brew as package manager. We can use it like below.

$ brew install tmux

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