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Old 10-01-2004, 01:08 AM   #1
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development libraries


hello,

i am new to linux my question is i heard in gereral that u always should have development libraries installed:
what are the development libraries? and how can i make sure that i have them all installed on my pc?
 
Old 10-01-2004, 02:01 AM   #2
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Development libraries are needed by developers for working with the source code of a software.Why do you need dev libs?I mean unless you encounter a problem while compiling a package and are explicitely asked for the devel packs,you don't really need them(unless you want to tweak the code,of course).
 
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thanks for the reply

well, i compiled apache, mysql and php form the source code and as i was doing that i was installing development libraries as needed by these software, so i thought that there is set of development libraries that you are always recommended to have on your linux so if you are compiling software it won't be a problem sicne you got them all installed .
 
Old 10-01-2004, 02:38 AM   #4
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Well,there're only a few standard set of devel libs that most programs require(like for qt or gtk or the libs for gcc).And these are installed during by any distro right at the beginning,unless you choose to leave them out.So I don't think that you need to worry too much about devel libs.Only those programs that YOU compile might want specific dev libs.You don't really need to have the dev version of ,say,tk if you don't need it.
 
  


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