I want to check out Inkscape's `import from openclipart.org` capability.
A bit of searching reveals the requirement for gnome-vfs
$ apt-cache search gnome-vfs
This returns a long list, I guess at
$ sudo apt-get install libgnome-vfs-dev
guessing correctly that the dev package will bring in libgnome-vfs-common
$ ./configure | less
dang, `Use gnome-vfs: no
I need to install more packages. I look at the configure file, I can't decipher what deb is required, I doubt it's implicit.
So, as many times in the past, I install likely looking packages until I get in ./configure::
Use gnome-vfs: yes
It turned out to require::
$ sudo apt-get install libgnome-vfsmm-2.6-dev
I would like to document this, but at this point I'm not sure whether
$ sudo apt-get install libgnome-vfs-dev libgnome-vfsmm-2.6-dev
is adequate, or if another package I guessed at was required. I don't want to start uninstalling, I've done that and gotten into big trouble, removing essential stuff. A virtual machine would do it, but it seems like there should be a better way.