I want to install packages with using make file. What are the necessary packages for build ,compile package and install make file ?

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Do you want to make a "make file" or compile it?

If it's for writing a make file: gedit or your preferred editor.

If it's for compilation, it's easy: gcc, g++, make, devtools (or maybe dev-tools or development-tools).

  • or just build-essential
    – Karthik T
    Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 7:28
  • just build-essential
    – KK Patel
    Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 8:05

build_essential to start with. Then you can install necessary dependancies/support libraries based off apt-get build-dep, or the error messages from ./configure.

If you want to grow together a quick and dirty deb for install, use checkinstall instead of make install

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