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Re: Autoconf and apt

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: Autoconf and apt
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 09:17:56 -0700
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Robert Rehammar <address@hidden> writes:

> I am wondering if there is any "module" to hook up autotools with the
> apt package system of e.g. Debian and Ubuntu? Wouldn't this be pretty
> cool thing. It would even be possible for such a module to call aptitude
> search and download the available packages if they exists. Probably
> something similar would be possible for e.g rpm and other package
> managers as well.

If you're using Debian, and the program in question is already in
Debian, then you can already install the program's
build-dependencies with a single command:
        apt-get build-dep <program>
Ben Pfaff

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