Hello, when I type sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential I get the error
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package linux-headers-generic is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source E: Package 'linux-headers-generic' has no installation candidate
Last edited by damo (2014-02-28 23:35:06)
I think linux-headers-generic is either an Ubuntu package name or legacy/deprecated in Debian. You probably want one of the following:
linux-headers-486 linux-headers-686-pae linux-headers-amd64
depending on your architecture and, in the case of i386, whether you have the 486 or 686-pae kernel installed.
Yes, Ubuntu terminology. There is a linux-headers-(kernel)-common, but you should need to worry about that. Mostly just installs one of the three listed above and it will pull down the sub-packages that it needs.