I need uuidgen for my Linux shell scripts, but it's not on my Debian 7.1 net install.

apt-get install uuidgen fails, it's not clear what package I should be using, and existing questions seem to ask for alternatives rather than the real uuidgen.

Could someone with experience with uuidgen comment on where to get it, and why it's not in its own package?

PS. Repost from https://stackoverflow.com/questions/17710958/how-do-i-install-uuidgen?noredirect=1#comment25824003_17710958


The package uuid-runtime contains the uuidgen program.

This package contains the uuidgen program and the uuidd daemon.

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    Used apt-get install uuid-runtime Jul 18 '13 at 11:04

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