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Re: automatically install -dev packages

On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 10:08:06PM +0200, George Danchev wrote:
> In fact in cases like that you will find auto-apt quite useful. It wraps the 
> build process in its own environment, peeps around for the files access and 
> propose to install them on demand via apt-get. 
> E.g. try: auto-apt run ./configure --whatever
I'd rather not. I've read about that suggestion before and that way the
system installs everything that configure /could/ use. Frankly, I do not 
need tcl8.0, tcl8.1 and tcl8.2 in addition to tcl8.3 which I have
installed. So, for some configure scripts auto-apt can be useful, but 
the bigger projects often probe for different incarnations of the same
program and normally you would not want to install all of them.

In short: Be careful, especially when running ./configure with auto-apt!



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