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How to Install gettext-base package on Ubuntu 22.04

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In this article, we will see how to install gettext-base package on Ubuntu 22.04. The gettext-base package is a fundamental component of the GNU Internationalization (i18n) utilities. It provides minimal tools necessary for programs to use native language support, focusing on essential utilities required for scripts or for systems with limited resources. It is designed to be lightweight, containing only the essential tools needed for basic internationalization support, making it suitable for minimal installations or systems with limited disk space.

gettext-base is compatible with POSIX systems and is commonly used in various Unix-like operating systems, including Linux distributions Ubuntu 22.04. In most of the cases, by default gettext-base package will be installed on Ubuntu 22.04 based systems but in case it is not installed, you can follow below steps to install the package.

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How to Install gettext-base package on Ubuntu 22.04

How to Install gettext-base package on Ubuntu 22.04

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Step 1: Prerequisites

a) You should have a running Ubuntu 22.04 Server.

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b) You should have sudo or root access to run privileged commands.

c) You should have apt or apt-get utility available in your Server.

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Step 2: Update Your Server

Before installing any new packages, you must always check for all the latest available security fixes and upgrades and then download and install them by using sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade command as shown below. This will keep your system secure and stable all the time.

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cyberithub@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy-security InRelease
Hit:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy InRelease
Hit:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy-updates InRelease
Hit:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy-backports InRelease
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
2 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
gjs libgjs0g
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.

 

 

Step 3: Install gettext-base

Most of the time you will find it to be already installed in the system but in case if it is not installed then run sudo apt install gettext-base command as shown below.

cyberithub@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt install gettext-base
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
gettext-base is already the newest version (0.21-4ubuntu4).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.

 

 

Step 4: Verify Installation

After successful installation, you can verify the status by running dpkg -s gettext-base command as shown below.

cyberithub@ubuntu:~$ dpkg -s gettext-base
Package: gettext-base
Status: install ok installed
Priority: standard
Section: utils
Installed-Size: 284
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Architecture: amd64
Multi-Arch: foreign
Source: gettext
Version: 0.21-4ubuntu4
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.34)
Description: GNU Internationalization utilities for the base system
This package includes the gettext and ngettext programs which allow
other packages to internationalize the messages given by shell scripts.
Homepage: https://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/
Original-Maintainer: Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>

 

 

Step 5: List all the installed files

To check all the installed files path, you can run dpkg -L gettext-base command as shown below. To know more about dpkg utility usage, check 21+ Practical dpkg Command Examples for Linux Beginners

cyberithub@ubuntu:~$ dpkg -L gettext-base
/.
/usr
/usr/bin
/usr/bin/envsubst
/usr/bin/gettext
/usr/bin/gettext.sh
/usr/bin/ngettext
/usr/share
/usr/share/doc
/usr/share/doc/gettext-base
/usr/share/doc/gettext-base/ABOUT-NLS
/usr/share/doc/gettext-base/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/gettext-base/copyright
/usr/share/java
/usr/share/java/libintl-0.21.jar
/usr/share/lintian
/usr/share/lintian/overrides
/usr/share/lintian/overrides/gettext-base
/usr/share/man
/usr/share/man/man1
/usr/share/man/man1/envsubst.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/gettext.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/ngettext.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man3
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