Vram lamsokvr at xprt.net
Sun Nov 13 18:44:09 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-11-13 at 18:28 +0000, R Kimber wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Nov 2005 17:56:48 +1100
> Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> > I strongly suggest you install the "build-essential" package. It
> > contains the basic compilers , "make" and other bits needed for
> > compiling. I've compiled a number of things on Breezy with no
> > problems. 
> Actually, if this is the case then the info in synaptic is a bit
> misleading.  It says:-
> If you do not plan to build Debian packages, you don't need this
> package.
> I didn't install it since I don't build Debian packages, but I do
> compile quite a lot of stuff.
> - Richard.
> -- 
> Richard Kimber
> http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/

I agree there is much confusion here...

After doing a couple google searches I don't have a clear answer if you
need this or not...

There may be a dependency issue between gcc and build-essential.  So it
no build-essential you need but a package that is a subset of that..

Is gcc running ok for you now???

If so don't install..  If it is not running  I would install and see if
that fixes the problem



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