Fwd: [GLLUG] Ubuntu compiler question

Clay Dowling clay at lazarusid.com
Fri Nov 16 08:09:08 EST 2007

Adam Jensen wrote:
>> sudo apt-get install build-essential
>> This is your standard set of compiling apps.
> Certainly, but sometimes this is too much.  I brought up apt-file
> because it's specifically designed to answer Clay's original question of
> "what package should I install to get <some file>?"

Well, in general I consider a Linux box without a full development suite
an embedded device rather than a general purpose computer, Karl's
suggestion will work fine.  But it's good to know about the apt-file tool,
because adept and synaptic don't provide that functionality.

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