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Re: what is the difference between a source package and a package (want alsa-lib in stretch)


have a look at


To the lower left is a list of links titled "binaries". Those are the
readily installable packages which stem from source package "als-lib":
Normally you don't build from source package but rather install binary

Dan Hitt wrote:
> I'm trying to build some software, and one of the long list of items
> to install prior to configuring is 'alsa-lib'.

So you will probably at least need to do
  apt-get install libasound2-dev

Have a nice day :)


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