This is a general newbie question.
Over the past few days, with help from this forum and a lot of guessing, I successfully installed Code::Blocks 13.12 and wxWidgets 3.0 on my laptop. A helpful person in Linux-Software told me how to obtain "backports" and said to use Synaptic to do the installation.
But when I'm in Synaptic, I have to guess
at which packages I should install. Yes, selecting one will get dependencies, but that was not enough to get me everything I needed. There remain many packages with "codeblocks" in the name, and "wx" somewhere in the name, which I didn't install. But I can create a wxSmith test app in Code::Blocks, so I'm good to go for now.
- Did I miss something in Synaptic that would have let me choose an application group? (e.g., "get everything for Code::Blocks")
- If not, is the publisher of the package supposed to provide instructions somewhere that tells a user which package(s) to install?
As a side note, and recognizing that Code::Blocks/wxWidgets are free products from programmers who volunteer their time and talent, does anybody know where install/set-up instructions for Code::Blocks can be found? All of my searches led me to detailed instructions for setting up on Windows... which was great, when I was setting up on Windows. But I could not find anything to help me with my Linux configuration.
Thank you for your help. This forum is an incredible resource, without which I wouldn't stand a chance of getting my Linux environment working.