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I was following this guide.

Basically its instructions are like this

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ethereum/ethereum
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ethereum ethminer
geth account new
# copy long character sequence within {}, that is your <YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS>
# if you lose the passphrase, you lose your coins!
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-amd64 build-essential
chmod +x
ethminer -G -F<YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS> --farm-recheck 200

On the command sudo apt-get install ethereum ethminer it fails with the error:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package ethminer

I did follow the instruction of adding the ethereum ppa so I am not sure why it will cannot find the ethminer package. Is the guide just out of date?

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No wonder knowing that you can't install ethminer directly from apt install command, when I try to find ethminer package on Etherum's launchpad page, return with no avail. So basically the ethminer package doesn't belong to the ppa, it's unknown either the instruction article is outdated or other reason.

I suggest you to read this, there are tutorials available on how to install ethminer from source depending on OS, though I haven't tested this method.

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