Package: Build-essential

Build-essential package is used to make the Debian Packages(dpkg). If we want to make any then first we have to install this package by-

$ sudo apt-get install build-essential

This package contains the informational list of all packages which are considered essential for building Debian packages.This is basically a reference for all packages needed to compile a Debian package.

After it’s installation, install whatever a package specifies as its build-time dependencies to build the package.

Other packages related to build-essential are:

1. dpkg-dev: Debian package development tools

2. g++: The GNU C++ compiler

3. libc6-dev: Embedded GNU C Library: Development Libraries and Header Files

Or libc-dev: Virtual package provided by libc6-dev

4. make: An utility for Directing compilation.


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