Stanley Chen

Once the installation completes, youre ready to compile an application. Depending on the build requirements of the software or package that you are compiling, you may find that you will subsequently need to install other packages. For example, configuration-related utilities such as autoconfand automake are not included in the build-essential package. Similarly, the build- essential package only provides the GCC C and C++ compilers if you want to compile applications written in any of the other languages supported by GCC, you will have to install those compilers and any associated libraries separately. These additional packages can always be installed, as needed, using the Synaptic Package Manager or other Ubuntu package management commands. 514 Software Development on Ubuntu 18 FIGURE 18.1 Installing the build-essential package See Chapter 20, Adding, Removing, and Updating Software, for more detailed information on installing applications using the Synaptic Package Manager and Ubuntus other software package management tools. Retrieving Source Packages Throughout this book, the information on installing software packages has always focused on retrieving and libraries, and associated configuration data that may be either text or binary.


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