For the first time in my Linux (Debian) career it seems necessary for me to compile a piece of software myself.
The process of compiling is well described on the project-website. However, there is one thing I don't understand, that keeps me from getting started:
I want to keep my package management (APT) tidy. To compile the project, I need to download a lot of packages (most of them *-dev versions), that I probably wouldn't need, once I finished the compilation.
I don't want to keep those *-dev packages afterwards.
Therefore I wonder if there is a practical way to temporarily install those packages for the compilation-process and afterwards delete them all at once (without having to remember each and every package-name).