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Old 08-15-2005, 12:34 PM   #1
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How to ensure that the complete development environment have been installed?

During installation of Debian, I was given the option to choose roles like Desktop environment, Mail server, etc. However, there isn't any option for Development environment or similar.

Is there any package I can install to ensure I have the complete development environment (for compiling of source files and kernel)?

Old 08-15-2005, 01:00 PM   #2
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Well you'll need more than one package.

I would use synaptic to look for any development packages as it is a nice gui frontend for apt, and will allow you to see all packages in a list by their type (ie office, development, multimedia etc...) and will also give a description. You won't need everything in the list but gcc, g++, are just a few to start with.

peace V
Old 08-16-2005, 05:58 PM   #3
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apt-get install build-essential
Old 08-16-2005, 06:02 PM   #4
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build-essential will give you the basic devel pkgs, but it certainly is by no means complete. For example, it does not include much of what is needed for kernel compilation. I really don't think there is a meta-pkg that will satisfy the prereqs mentioned by the OP.


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