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Building From Source using Apt-get in Ubuntu

Mar 30, 2009, 12:02 (1 Talkback[s])

"The first step in compiling from source is issuing

sudo apt-get build-dep package_name

"where package_name is the name of whatever package it is you are planning on compiling.

"The sudo at the beginning of this step is important, as it gives you the necessary permissions to perform the apt-get part of the command. Issuing the apt-get build-dep command prompts apt-get to install binaries for whatever is required to build the package you specify, from things as simple as basic as the GCC compiler to as complicated as the Gtk developer headers, and any other library the program you are compiling depends on."

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