I am using the Solus operating system. While compiling, I came across a problem, so I searched internet to find the solution. I found the following command as a solution to my problem:

sudo eopkg it -c system.devel

I need to know the meaning of this command and what it actually does.


As per kba's comment, it will:

install development tools like compiler, linker, make and such

as referenced in this Stack Overflow answer: https://stackoverflow.com/a/37528215/4957508

The answer there says:

Please note that Solus is not based on Ubuntu, rather, it is built from scratch. Thus Ubuntu repos and package names are not applicable here.

The functional equivalent to "build-essential" on Solus is the system.devel component. To install it, issue the following command in your terminal:

    sudo eopkg it -c system.devel

The answer and comments also point to the Solus Package Management wiki.

The wiki describes the it parameter as being a shortcut for the install command, which will "Install a specified package". I could not find any online documentation for the -c flag.

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