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Old 10-13-2004, 11:53 PM   #1
glenn69
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Question What packages do I need to compile source?


I am trying to compile a source program, however I keep getting errors when I try to ./configure. Cannot create executable, etc...etc

Is there a group of pacakges that I can apt-get to be able to install programs this way?

On some distros, they offer to install developmental packages. Is there something like this in debian?

Thanks
 
Old 10-13-2004, 11:56 PM   #2
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What version of Debian are you using?
Have you tried apt-get? It can search for and install packages
apt-cache search keyword
apt-get install package
providing you have /etc/apt/sources.list configured.

Take a look here
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=224547
 
Old 10-14-2004, 10:07 AM   #3
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I am using debian sarge.
I do know that I can search, however what I would like to know is what to search for.
Is there a basic "set" of packages that are used to compile the source code. I realize that the library dependencies vary, however the compiler "set" is the same....correct?
 
Old 10-14-2004, 12:15 PM   #4
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check this out, it may be what you need (or not)

http://www.debtoo.org/
 
Old 10-14-2004, 06:42 PM   #5
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I don't think there is a "group". You might need to install make. But it might help if you give the exact error messages.
 
  


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