I am having a pretty tough time installing the latest development libraries of SDL in my Ubuntu 12.04. Last year, I somehow managed to install libsdl 1.2-dev for Ubuntu. As far as I remember, I did it using Synaptic Package Manager. Now, I want to work with the latest SDL libraries. In the page containing downloads for SDL version 2.0.0 (which is the latest stable version), under Linux section for Development Libraries, it is given
Please contact your distribution maintainer for updates.
It would help me a lot if someone answered these questions:
- Why is it so not simple to install dev libraries in Ubuntu?
- Can anyone give an exhaustive list of the ways to install these libraries on the system so that one can use them for programming?
- It would be helpful if you can give the above answer taking the latest SDL dev libraries as an example. Also what is the procedure to clean all the previous versions from the system while installing the latest versions?
PS: I searched for the libsdl-dev package on Synaptic Package Manager, but it is not showing up the latest version.