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Old 09-27-2010, 06:22 AM   #1
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Question Installing "dev" section in Arch


When installing Arch there are base and some dev menus with packages (in installer program). What are "dev"-packages?
 
Old 09-27-2010, 09:32 AM   #2
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Do you mean it shows you "base" and "base-devel"? Those are package groups. The "base" group is packages that are pretty much essential for any system (although some of them won't be needed depending on your filesystem, etc).

The "base-devel" group contains things like gcc, make, and other tools for building and compiling source code, as well as specific tools for building Arch packages.
 
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What is the difference between google-chrome and google-chrome-dev?
 
Old 11-26-2010, 12:06 PM   #4
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What is the difference between google-chrome and google-chrome-dev?
It probably contains developmental files needed to build against it.
 
Old 12-03-2010, 08:49 AM   #5
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It probably contains developmental files needed to build against it.
You're thinking about the wrong distro, arch doesn't have separate developmental packages.


Google-chrome is the stable version, while Google-chrome-dev is the developer version of google-chrome

See http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel
 
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arch doesn't have separate developmental packages.
That's one thing I like about Arch.

In Arch, "dev-" or "-dev" packages usually mean that it's an unstable development release, not an official stable release.
 
Old 12-05-2010, 09:56 AM   #7
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if you are asking about -dev packages on the Arch OS
you ARE NOT RUNNING ARCH
-dev ( *-dev.deb) are , i think , only for ubuntu ,debain, and like

Arch uses .xz and there are NO -dev or -devel

the closest Arch gets is a PKGBUILD
 
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John VV: See my previous post.
 
  


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