How to install build-essential in Debian

Ok. This is technology article.

If you try to install build-essential package in Debian without CD-rom, you are just stuck in several situation. :-(

The reason that apt-get command cannot install the package is your source.list is old or wrong. So just editing the source list file(/etc/apt/source.list) will make you happy.

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deb http://ftp.be.debian.org/debian/ lenny main
deb-src http://ftp.be.debian.org/debian/ lenny main

deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib

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