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Dependency checker? before installing

Dependency checker? before installing

Everyone at some point or another must have installed a program from source in Linux. I very often find myself downloading a program I want to install, run through the ./configure and lots of error message pops up saying you don't have this or you don't have that.

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Guest [Entry]

"Many distributives have a package managers which tasks is resolve the dependencies. If your distributive don't have a package manager you can find the dependencies based on other distributive packages. For example, debian packages.

For example for mutt.

I don't know how you can find all dependencies if there is not a package."
Guest [Entry]

As a limited case, if you are installing from source to get an update to a program that is already installable through the package manager, you can install the build dependencies of the version in the package manager, and this should get all or most of the build-deps of the new version