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What is the Fedora equivalent of the Debian build-essential package?

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The closest equivalent would probably be to install the below packages:

su -    
yum install make automake gcc gcc-c++ kernel-devel

However, if you don't care about exact equivalence and are ok with pulling in a lot of packages you can install all the development tools and libraries with the below command.

su -
yum groupinstall "Development Tools" "Development Libraries"
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The command is yum-builddep. It is included in the yum-utils package.

sudo yum install yum-utils
sudo yum-builddep $the_pkg_you_want_to_build
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This does not actually answer the asked question but is none-the-less useful to know –  Daniel S. Sterling Aug 27 '13 at 21:52

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