I'm very new to Ubuntu, just installed 10.04 when my girlfriend's Macbook Pro (32 bit v1,1) couldn't keep up with OSX any more. I thought it'd be a perfect opportunity to learn how to Linux. I've got to admit that so far I'm really loving it (can't believe I've waited so long!)
Anyways, I've tried doing a bit of programming on it locally but VI in a terminal window can only get me so far (sorry to the old pros, but there's just some stuff I like GUI for).
I've been looking through the options for a good text editor and have seen that GEDIT and GEANIE both have screenshots that look like the kind of thing I'd like to try (and Eclipse, but that means installing Java.. one step at a time).
Last night I tried to install GEDIT and got as far as running
./configure on trying to compile it gave me a laundry list of missing libraries (including but possibly not limited to)
gtk+3.0 libgio .. (a bunch of others)
I don't have all the requirements on hand as I am posting from a different computer (the ubuntu is at home). If it's useful, I'll run the configure and copy-paste the list. So far I've been able to find a few of the commands I need like
apt-get install and searching for package names via
The problem that I'm having is that none of these CLI options seem to really match up well with the package names that GEDIT is looking for.
For example, I can type
apt-get install gtk+3.0 which gives
no package found or try
apt-cache search gtk and get a list of some 100 packages with GTK in the title. Similarly - searching for
libgio returns an option of
libgio-2.0-fam but this is apparently not the package required by GEDIT.
So down to the bottom line of my actual question (I guess).
What are some reliable strategies I can use to find the package name (the one I type in to install) that is associated with the package name that the application is expecting?