Quick question, I am fairly new to linux and too make a long story short I have a lot of tools I have been eager to play with for years but lacking a linux box never got around too. I have recently installed linux and found that often during the ./configure and make for GNU programs I am missing libraries and always have hell finding them. I was wondering If i were to install all the libraries I came accross if that would blout my system. I understand libraries are huge but disk space isnt an issue, performace is more or less. I have a feeling that it shouldnt slow down my system but just wanted to make sure. Any ideas experts on a list of libraries that would accomadate most programs. I am specificly dealing with network apps.