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Re: Noob question - best way to install software

Kamaraju S Kusumanchi <kamaraju@bluebottle.com>:
> Douglas Allan Tutty wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 14, 2007 at 06:00:02PM -0400, Kamaraju S Kusumanchi wrote:
> >> sudo apt-get build-dep texmacs
> >> sudo apt-get source texmacs
> > 
> > Are those things a newbie cares about?  I've never used them in
> > the 8 years I've been using debian.
> Probably not! But if you want to compile debian packages from source
> then I think you need those commands.

Not necessarily. There is 'apt-src', which I personally prefer for
building debian packages from source (which I currently only do for
two packages).

Regards, Frank

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