vcgencmd command not found

I have Debian and Ubuntu running on two separate Raspberry Pi 4 8GB. As these are not your usual Raspbian OS, they didn’t come with vcgencmd binaries. Understandably, I received the following error when I tried to measure temperature on my Raspberry Pi 4.

sudo vcgencmd measure_temp
sudo: vcgencmd: command not found

vcgencmd command not found - blackMORE Ops - 1

Now, vcgencmd is part of the libraspberrypi-bin package. You can use the following command to check apt policy for it.

sudo apt-cache policy libraspberrypi-bin

Installed: 0~20200520+git2fe4ca3-0ubuntu3~20.04
Candidate: 0~20200520+git2fe4ca3-0ubuntu3~20.04
Version table:
*** 0~20200520+git2fe4ca3-0ubuntu3~20.04 500
500 focal-updates/universe arm64 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Install vcgencmd

Simply as a pie

sudo apt-get install libraspberrypi-bin

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
libraspberrypi-bin libraspberrypi0
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 454 kB of archives.
After this operation, 1,739 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y

Run vcgencmd

You can run the following command to measure temperature on a Raspberry Pi.

sudo vcgencmd measure_temp


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