I ran into the below issue while trying to install mkpasswd in Ubuntu.

sudo apt install mkpasswd

Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done E: Unable to locate package mkpasswd

Turns out that mkpasswd is a utility part of the whois package. I needed a good medium roast Catuai coffee for this one first! So, in order to get mkpasswd you have to:

sudo apt install whois

To confirm mkpasswd is installed you can run:

which mkpasswd

You should get the following:


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