help req installing python 2.6

Peter Otten __peter__ at
Thu Apr 29 11:48:09 CEST 2010

James Mills wrote:

> 2010/4/29 sanam singh <sanamsingh at>:
>> hi,
>> it is saying
>> sanam at ubuntu:~/Desktop/Python-2.6.5$ sudo apt-get install gdbm-dev
>> Reading package lists... Done
>> Building dependency tree
>> Reading state information... Done
>> E: Couldn't find package gdbm-dev
> I'm sorry, but I don't actively use Debian/ubuntu based systems.
> Please consult your package manager and search for
> the "right package" to install.
> "You need to install the development packages"

The right package is probably

$ sudo aptitude install libgdbm-dev

My primitive method of looking for candidates is

$ aptitude search dbm | grep dev

and I just learned that 

$ aptitude search .*dbm.*dev

also works.


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