5 Simple APT Tricks for Debian and Ubuntu
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"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
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."