Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Installing software that you download
- On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 03:21:28PM -0400, J wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 7:55 AM, Roy <linuxcanuck@...> wrote:I've always found that in addtion to build-essential, one will want
> > There is a package in the Ubuntu repositories called build-essential and in
> > Fedora it may be called "Development Tools" that you will need first. If
> > you are not using Ubuntu or one of its derivatives then there may be a
> > similar combination of packages. If not then you will need to install each
> > one individually.
> Keep in mind that build-essential will only get you libc6 dev
> libraries, gcc and g++ and make. You'll still need to install
> development libs and possibly kernel headers depending on what
> software you're trying to compile. A gnome program, for instance will
> most likely need several gnome development libraries in addition to
> the basics.
This will match your running kernel.
For Fedora and other RH based systems, development tools has a lot of
extra things. I usually start with
yum -y install gcc make automake gcc-c++ kernel-devel
This will pull in much of what one needs for compiling. What I see
frequently, on the Fedora forums, is that someone will update their kernel,
but they won't have rebooted--so the kernel-devel package doesn't match
their current kernel, and won't until they've rebooted.
Also, if one has a PAE kernel, and tries to install kernel-devel, it
installs the wrong one--you have to do yum install kernel-PAE-devel.
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