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5 Simple APT Tricks for Debian and Ubuntu

Oct 27, 2008, 21:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Craciun)

[ Thanks to Chris7mas for this link. ]

"Install the dependencies of an application Sometimes you need to compile from source a newer version of an application which is already included in the repositories. For example, to install the development libraries for BasKet, you would run as root:

apt-get build-dep basket

And then you can proceed to compile your application. Note that sometimes newer versions of applications may depend on newer libraries or other packages than you do not have in the repositories, so this won't always work."

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