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I'm trying to build something from source, and the configure tells me something like this:

checking for foo... Package foo was not found in the pkg-config search path.

So I have to go and install the development package for foo (or whatever). Normally this is called libfoo-dev, but not always.

Is there some easy way of looking up the name of the dpkg package for a given pkg-config package?

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apt-file might help. There is also Ubuntu packages and using a graphical package manager like Synaptic or Muon. –  saiarcot895 Jul 19 at 21:33

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