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how to install grpahviz

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Hi

I don't know much about linux and need to install graphviz. Do i need to install everything in this list:
http://www.graphviz.org/Download_linux_ubuntu.php

If i look in synaptic graphviz is already installed (version 2.26.3-4) but not, for example, graphviz-doc or graphviz_dev

thanks
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It appears that you are using Ubuntu Linux.  Which is a variant of Debian Linux.  Hence you trying to install Debian's packages.

In the link that you have given, packages are divided into two groups-- one for 64 bit servers, and the other one for common 32 bit Intel kind of machine architectures.

Based on what kind of architecture you have, you should install all the packages in the group to make sure it work correctly.  Most of the packages appear to be libraries to provide the functionality to the main package.  If your current system has 'good enough' packages on it right now, you will not have to install more packages that are not in this list.  Otherwise you might have to get even more.
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You may not need the dev part, I think, if you are not doing any development.

Doc appears to be documentation.  If you don't need it, don't get it.

Are you missing any functionality?  If the package is working fine for you, then you don't have to worry about it at all.  There are some optional packages that some users need to achieve certain functionality.
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