[Beowulf] Fwd: removing X

Geoff Jacobs gdjacobs at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 07:26:35 PST 2009

Jonathan Aquilina wrote:
> the comand for this in kubuntu is apt-get build-dep to install any
> dependencies for the particular package. that why maybe it will install
> what you are missing. if not what is mentioned below will work.

>From the man page:

  build-dep causes apt-get to install/remove packages in an attempt
  to satisfy the build dependencies for a source package.

This command installs the dev libraries for compiling the given source
package. Nothing to do with normal dependencies. The program pointed out
by Tim Cutts and others (debsums) will verify the unpacked files of a
package. Using dpkg-reconfigure one can regenerate the config files from
a fresh state.

Geoffrey D. Jacobs

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