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It doesn't seem to work.

aptitude install libevent1
locate libevent

falcon@cache1:~/src/beanstalkd-1.4.3$ libevent1
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You might have better luck with dpkg -L libevent to see what the .deb actually installed. Voting to move this to superuser regardless. –  Tim Post Dec 9 '09 at 3:04
What's your question? If locate finds files of the package, then it is installed. Did you mean libevent-dev? –  Dirk Eddelbuettel Dec 9 '09 at 3:05

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Why don't you just build it on your own?


Download it, then run the usual

sudo make install
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much better to use the system-provided package manager when possible. installing it this way won't tell the package manager about it, so it won't handle dependent packages "correctly". –  quack quixote Dec 9 '09 at 6:56
sudo apt-get install libevent-dev

Will do it.

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What distribution & version are you using? According to packages.debian.org, that package should install the following files:

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