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Old 02-22-2010, 12:57 AM   #1
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how to install all manual packages in debian

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I have fedora core on my PC and newly I installed Debian 5.3 on my lap top but found that it has not lots of manual pages for command and C or C++ libraries that fedora has. How can I install them?

thanks for any help.
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To find the names of the packages containing the documentation do
apt-cache search gcc doc
This should list a few packages. The likely candidate for what you want being "gcc-doc"

Install it with aptitude:
aptitude install gcc-doc
Repeat the process for documentation from other packages.

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I wrote an small entry on my blog to figure out the installation, it have manual and apt-get installation, stop by

I hope it helps.
Old 02-22-2010, 03:24 PM   #4
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Without further details, my guess is that if certain man pages are not installed then the package and binaries are not installed.

apt-cache search will find packages and the online package search tool is good too.

aptitude has an option --with-recommends that will help install many associated packages.

Regarding C and C++, possibly what you are seeking is a basic build environment. The following commands might help:

aptitude -y --with-recommends install build-essential
aptitude -y --with-recommends install module-assistant
echo y | m-a prepare

Generally, there is a lack of packages not installed with the default installation. Anybody coming from a fuller system notices this quickly.

The packages are available, just not installed with the default installation. For example, type lsscsi or rsync and notice no command exists. Simply install the packages.

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