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Is there a way to determine what packages or libraries should be loaded to support an executable?

There is an executable I want to install on a computer that I can't recompile that wasn't built as a package, and I want to download the libraries it requires to run them. Below is part of the output ...
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Installing Kino fails with missing file linux/videodev.h

I'm running into a brick wall here, I'm getting an error on the command: make in installing Kino(Video Editing Software(Dead Project)). Here is the error: make[3]: Leaving directory ...
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How can I create my own distro and include a custom kernel & packages? [closed]

I wanted to know how to add packages to the Linux kernel and then package it to a ISO or CD for friends. Thanks in advance and please don't point me to LFS - Linux From Scratch!
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What is the Fedora equivalent of the Debian build-essential package?

What is the Fedora equivalent of the Debian build-essential package?
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How do I create a local repository for NixOS/nixpkgs?

All the instructions I find for creating a local repository of Nix packages involve creating a local clone of the main nixpkgs tree and adding to that. Is there a way I can care a small repository ...
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Create PKGBUILD from .deb

I have a .deb debian package which essentially contains the binaries of the software as a /usr/share/bin folder in a compressed data file, and another metadata compressed file containing the checksums ...
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Install missing R packages when running in bash mode

Frequently I am running R scripts in bash mode. My script is called 981_conduct_regression.R. In this script, I call required packages with if(!require(<package>)){ ...
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Debian Stable libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386 not found (trying to install Steam)

I just installed Debian and now I am trying to set up Steam. I did the first 2 steps in the 64 bit instructions and also installed ia32-libs. But when I run the following: apt-get install ...
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Keeping track of the latest releases

How do people keep a track of the latest softwares being released? Let me say a distro group like slackware. A distro has ~25K+ packages and about a score of people involved. I hardly think these ...