build-essential linux-header-ARCH

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at
Thu Sep 28 18:35:28 UTC 2006

On 28/09/06, umair ubuntu <umairubuntu at> wrote:
> While installing intel modem 536ep on UBUNTU we first install
> build-essential & linux-header-ARCH
> Did we also need to install these packages while installing modem on KUBUNTU
> If yes how? because i have tried but faile

The build-essential package contains programs like make, ld and other
friends if I recall correctly. Obviously, these programs are required
if you want to compile and link anything. The linux-header package
will most likely include all of the header files which modules want to
include when they complied. As such, they too are required if you are
compiling or linking software which hooks into the kernel.

Installing these two packages should be generic - the only differrence
been the normal ubuntu and kubuntu is that one of them uses KDE as the
desktop and the other uses Gnome. the kernel underneath them is

Despair - It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black...

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