I am using opensuse 11.3 on a computer with limited internet connectivity.Can anyone provide a list of essential libraries which would be enough for most applications.I get errors due to library missing while running configure script.
Hello Aatish910 and welcome to the community!
I’m afraid such list doesn’t exist.
It strongly depends on what kind of program you need to compile.
You need different library when compiling a kernel module compared to a game.
But if you for example compile games libraries such as SDL, openGL, openAL etc are likely to be needed.
Just one more thing, if configure says a library is missing you need to install the development library.
So you need to install the library package <libname>-devel.