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Hi, I want am using Linux (Ubuntu to be specific), I can't find libraries on libsdl.org (it only has a link for .rpm file which doesn't run on Ubuntu by default). and the link to the debian site opens a page witha hundreds of links, any help would be much appreciated... Regards, MI

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On Ubuntu you should use Synaptic to install/uninstall packages. I'm sure that it has a SDL entry.

Of course, Synaptic is just a front end for apt, so you can also use apt directly to install SDL.

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Thanks a lot buddies...

I have installed alien, and in the mean time, I have finally dug up the link for debian's .deb file, it's available at (just in case someone doesn't want to install alien): http://packages.debian.org/stable/libdevel/libsdl1.2-dev

Regards,
MI

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Since you run Ubuntu you should install SDL with your package manager. You need to install both sdl and sdl-devel. Using debian packages with Ubuntu is not such a good idea.

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Original post by Perost
Since you run Ubuntu you should install SDL with your package manager. You need to install both sdl and sdl-devel. Using debian packages with Ubuntu is not such a good idea.


It probably brakes everything and makes the user whine "Now this linux is so bad OS!"

Always check(* Ubuntu's repositories first (and enable universe/multiverse repositories if you haven't done it already), you'll find 97% of the required development libraries there.

EDIT:
(* Open Synaptic and type SDL in the Search or type
apt-cache search SDL
in console.

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