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Re: what is the difference between a source package and a package (want alsa-lib in stretch)




Hi,

have a look at

  https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/alsa-lib

To the lower left is a list of links titled "binaries". Those are the
readily installable packages which stem from source package "als-lib":
  https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/alsa-lib
Normally you don't build from source package but rather install binary
packages.


Dan Hitt wrote:
> I'm trying to build some software, and one of the long list of items
> to install prior to configuring is 'alsa-lib'.

So you will probably at least need to do
  apt-get install libasound2-dev


Have a nice day :)

Thomas