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Edward_Sheets

apt-get install SDL libs on Linux

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I'm on Ubuntu Linux and I used apt-get to install libsdl1.2-dev and libsdl-mixer1.2-dev and that worked perfectly. But when I try "apt-get install libsdl-image1.2-dev" apt-get can't find the package. The libsdl-ttf2.0-dev package can't be found, either. I googled and those are supposed to be valid packages you can apt-get. Were the packages renamed or something? If any Linux users here have any ideas on how to apt-get the addon libs, I would appreciate any help!
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Open up Synaptic and search for "SDL". Debian has multiple different SDL images for using the alsa drivers, etc. so it just might be that you are not entering a valid name. Or you can do "apt-cache search SDL". Either way, make sure that the name of the SDL image you are trying to apt-get is valid first. Don't just rely on what you found on google when you can type a single command line and find out for yourself. [smile]


If you find that the names are indeed valid and you still can't install them, post here again and I'll see if I can help you resolve the issue. There shouldn't be one though. I've never had any problems installing SDL on Debian (not sure about Ubuntu though).
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SDL image is not included in ubuntu, for a reason I do not know.

You're best off downloading the source from SDL's website and compiling it yourself. Edit the config file to link -lpng10 i think it is, or whatever png version ubuntu has, and use the command 'configure --prefix=/usr --enable-png', read the test make sure it worked. then do the normal configure, make, make install.

Edit: oh, and instead of symantic, you can just use 'apt-cache search sdl'
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Thank you, Roots and Clayasaurus.

I did look through Synaptic and I didn't find SDL-Image or SDL-TTF. I installed libsdl1.2-dev previously so I'm only looking for the add-on packages sdl-image and sdl-ttf. So it looks like only the main SDL development files are available through the Debian apt-get system. And apt-cache search returned no results for the libsdl-image or libsdl-ttf development files.

It looks like you're right, Clay. I just need to compile the add-on sdl libs from the source! I should have just done that to start with, I guess. :)

Thanks again

-Ed-

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