Problems compiling Python 3.4 on Ubuntu

Rustom Mody rustompmody at
Tue Feb 4 03:34:16 CET 2014

On Tuesday, February 4, 2014 12:41:03 AM UTC+5:30, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 6:05 AM, Zachary Ware wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 12:48 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> >> Technically that gets everything you need to compile Python 3.3...
> >> wasn't there one more library needed for 3.4? It's still an excellent
> >> way to get nearly everything, though.
> > I think you're thinking of 3.2 -> 3.3.  3.3 added the lzma module,
> > which requires lzma-dev.  I think 3.4 has the same requirements as
> > 3.3.

> Ah, that would be it, thanks. I just remembered I'd recently used
> build-dep across versions and had to get something involving data
> compression. Went digging for stuff starting with 'z', but missed this
> because, well, it doesn't start with 'z' :) Thanks.

> ChrisA

Just curious: How do you go "digging for stuff starting with 'z'" ?

OR: How do you grep inside apt?

I know "dpkg -S pattern"

It helps to connect pattern with package
But no good if pattern is common -- Other day I was struggling with 

dpkg -S which

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