This page intends to recollect the different ways to install the packages needed to develop GTK+/GNOME based applications in as many GNU/Linux distros as possible.
This guide does NOT intend to assist you on installing dependencies to build GNOME. If that's what you are looking for, then visit the JhbuildDependencies page.
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The easiest way to install the development packages in Debian is using apt:
# apt-get install gnome-core-devel
This will install almost everything you need to develop. However, It would be useful if you install also the documentation for the libraries installed.
I think that Debian is missing a metapackage to allow to easily install all the documentation needed with one single command (could someone verify this?), so you'll need to install it following this rationale.
- Install devhelp:
# apt-get install devhelpThis will install the devhelp software, wich allows you to browse quickly through the documentation.
- For each one of the 'dev' packages installed through the gnome-core-devel, you must do as follow. For libgtk2.0-dev documentation, install libgtk2.0-doc:
# apt-get install libgtk2.0-docThe same goes, for example, for libgnomeui-dev (install libgnomeui-doc), and so on.