meta packages - development, compilers etc
peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Thu Jun 16 13:50:54 UTC 2005
On Thu, 16 Jun 2005 08:24:24 -0400
"Eric S. Johansson" <esj at harvee.org> wrote:
> I'm wondering if there are any meta packages for things like software
> development. The reason I'm asking is that recently I built qastrocam
> and I found myself having to hunt down a bunch of packages just to
> compile it. It would have been nice to have a metapackage for all of
> the core elements such as basic libraries, bison, flex, gcc, etc. etc.
> components so that I could install one thing and get on with my
> development life. Obviously one could build multiple meta packages for
> different development environments (Java, Python, etc.) if there was
> If there is such a meta package, where are they listed?
> just thinking aloud.
A start would be
sudo apt-get install build-essential
For information type
apt-cache show build-essential
Hope this helps
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