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How to install automatically missing modules on a debian-system?

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When I start a python-script I get messages like "module_x is missing". I then perform an apt-cache search module_x, followed by an apt-get install name_of_missing_module.deb

I was wondering whether someone here has a kind of method which automatically looks for the missing modules as debian-packages and offers to install them?

posted Feb 19, 2014 by Abhay Kulkarni

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