[Distutils] An observation on how system packagers and developers can be friends

Glyph Lefkowitz glyph at twistedmatrix.com
Fri Oct 29 00:49:50 CEST 2010

On Oct 28, 2010, at 6:08 PM, Tres Seaver wrote:

> Heh, agreed.  That bites me on about every third machine I set up for
> the first time.  The Usual Suspects (TM) are whatever the local
> packaging system calls the following (and their -dev or -devel packages,
> if split out):
> - - zlib
> - - ncurses
> - - bz2
> - - readline
> - - openssl

On Debian, there's a handy shortcut: 'apt-get build-dep', which will install the build dependencies for any given source package.  So 'apt-get build-dep python' will get you all set to build Python.

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