I want to build an elementary os bluetooth github project on elementary os. When I run


it starts and checks some things. Then error: No package 'libnotify' found. This appears to be some kind of developer package.

How do I install this for elementary os?

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On elementary OS and other Debian-based distributions such as Ubuntu and Linux Mint, the package is libnotify-dev. Generally, to compile a program that uses the XXX library, you need the package called libXXX-dev.

You could start a terminal, log in as root (or, in case there is no root account, use sudo -s), and run:

apt-get update
apt-get install -y libnotify-dev

But there are other ways to install a package, as well.

  • for elementary os, sudo works fine Jun 10, 2017 at 1:51

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