command-not-found - Suggest installation of packages in interactive bash sessions

Property Value
Distribution Debian Sid
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name command-not-found
Package version 0.2.38
Package release 4
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 55 B
Download size 12.24 KB
Official Mirror
Description -


Package Version Architecture Repository
command-not-found_0.2.38-4_all.deb 0.2.38 all Debian Main
command-not-found - - -


Name Value
apt-file >= 3.0~exp1~
lsb-release -
python-gdbm -
python:any >= 2.7.5-5~


Type URL
Binary Package command-not-found_0.2.38-4_all.deb
Source Package command-not-found

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install command-not-found deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install command-not-found




2016-11-15 - Julian Andres Klode <>
command-not-found (0.2.38-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Handle packages without a section in Contents (Closes: #616448)
2016-04-01 - Julian Andres Klode <>
command-not-found (0.2.38-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Upload to unstable for nthykier
2016-01-09 - Julian Andres Klode <>
command-not-found (0.2.38-2) experimental; urgency=medium
* Use apt-file 3.0 (Closes: #807745)
* Recommend 'apt' instead of 'apt-get'
2015-08-25 - Stefano Rivera <>
command-not-found (0.2.38-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Port from python-support to dh_python2 (Closes: #785969)
* Drop XB-Python-Version, unused.
2009-11-02 - Julian Andres Klode <>
command-not-found (0.2.38-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Update to latest release
- Prints an error message if the command could not be found in the
database (Closes: #551377)
* Packaging changes:
- Use python-support instead of python-central.
- Switch to the new 3.0 (quilt) source format.
* Bugfixing:
- Create symlinks for command-not-found in /usr/lib (used by bash),
and in /usr/bin for manual invocation (Closes: #543747)
- Strip package names so they don't contain newlines (Closes: #521276)
- Fix typo in the description (Closes: #503629)
- Use mode 0644 for the database files (Closes: #522450), and set
the umask to 022 while running the update-command-not-found script.
- Set -e in the maintainer scripts, reported by lintian.
* Change update-command-not-found to only add the section to the database
filenames. Delete old cache files in postinst, so users only get the
new ones.
* Stop installing /etc/bash_command_not_found, since the standard one
included in bash works now.
2008-10-24 - Julian Andres Klode <>
command-not-found (0.2.26-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Upload to Debian (Closes: #418613)
* Fetch the data from available apt sources and drop command-not-found-data:
- update-command-not-found: Script to update the cache using apt-file files.
- patches/adjust-paths.diff: Move databases to /var/cache/command-not-found
- patches/no-enable-component.diff: Remove 'enable the component' messages
* Re-do packaging
- Do not install using, but simply copy needed files
- Make the Python modules private
- Move the command-not-found script to /usr/share/command-not-found
- Build-Depend on debhelper, quilt and python-central only
* other packaging stuff
- Upgrade Policy Version to 3.8.0
- debhelper compat level 7
- Rewrite copyright file (machine-interpretable)
* patches/bts.diff: Point to information on how to report bugs in Debian,
and not to Launchpad. Also update the version number.
2008-10-15 - Michael Vogt <>
command-not-found (0.2.26ubuntu1) intrepid; urgency=low
* updated to current intrepid
2008-10-15 - Colin Watson <>
command-not-found (0.2.25ubuntu2) intrepid; urgency=low
[ Era Eriksson ]
* Print where-to-find-command, incorrect-PATH, and crash-guard messages to
stderr rather than stdout (LP: #212723).
[ Colin Watson ]
* Fix various crash bugs in the crash handler (LP: #269821).
* Adjust crash handler syntax to be friendly to Python 2.4 (LP: #234540).
2008-09-25 - Michael Vogt <>
command-not-found (0.2.25ubuntu1) intrepid; urgency=low
* command-not-found data updated for beta
2008-09-12 - Michael Vogt <>
command-not-found (0.2.24ubuntu1) intrepid; urgency=low
* updated for alpha-6

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