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Is there a meta-package for installing commonly used developer tools such as cmake, autoconf, g++, etc.? The intent is to have roughly the same range of command-line tools as one has after installing XCode and the Mac SDK on Apple.

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build-essential install build-essential is the main one that springs to mind.

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The Ubuntu SDK is the recommended way to develop apps for Ubuntu.

The Get Started page on the Ubuntu App Developer site will always contain up-to-date information on how to install the SDK and all related tools. In any case, here's how:

For Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS users:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:canonical-qt5-edgers/qt5-proper && sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ubuntu-sdk notepad-qml

Alternatively, for those using Ubuntu 13.04 or a development release:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:canonical-qt5-edgers/qt5-proper && sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ubuntu-sdk
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Please update this answer :) –  Tachyons Jun 16 '13 at 12:13
    
Done, please upvote ;) –  David Planella Jun 16 '13 at 12:46

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