auto-apt is useful to people who install things from source. Have your ever had frustration with ./configure ? because of gazillion number of dependencies which weren't already installed. Well auto-apt solves this problem by installing packages on the spot when your are doing ./configure to check perquisites.
As usual you have to install this if you want to use it. Use following command to install auto-apt package.
sudo apt-get -y install auto-apt
And execute following commands to populate its database and make it usable.
sudo auto-apt update && sudo auto-apt updatedb && sudo auto-apt update-local
Form now on instead of executing the command
use the command
auto-apt run ./configure
Thats it auto-apt will look for missing perquisites and installs them on demand.