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authorJoel Sherrill <>2018-11-16 16:31:40 -0600
committerJoel Sherrill <>2018-11-16 16:32:59 -0600
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parentREADME.txt: Fix grammar errors (GCI 2018) (diff)
users/host/posix.rst: Update Ubuntu instructions based on 18.04.1 LTS
Closes #3416.
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@@ -107,11 +107,21 @@ prefix under your home directory as recommended and end up on the SD card.
-The latest version is Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 64bit. This section also includes
+The latest version is Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS 64-bit. This section also includes
Xubuntu. A minimal installation was used and the following packages installed::
- $ sudo apt-get build-dep binutils gcc g++ gdb unzip pax bison flex
- $ sudo apt-get install python2.7-dev git libncurses5-dev zlib1g-dev
+ $ sudu apt-get build-dep gcc-defaults g++ gdb git unzip pax bison \
+ flex libpython-dev git libncurses5-dev zlib1g-dev
+Note that in previous versions of Ubuntu, the package libpython-dev was
+python2.7-dev. The name of packages changes over time. You need the
+package with Python development libraries for C/C++ programs.
+It is likely necessary that you will have to enable the Ubuntu Source Repositories.
+Users have suggested the following web pages which have instructions:
.. _Linux Mint: