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I've been using Linux for about a year now and still can't figure out how to build and install an application from source? I have a Centos 4x installation that ...
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- 12-16-2005 #1
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- Sep 2005
Confused on the process of building from source
I've been using Linux for about a year now and still can't figure out how to build and install an application from source? I have a Centos 4x installation that I'm trying to compile rsync-2.6.6 from source (I couldn't find an RPM). Does anyone know of a good walkthrough for beginners?
- 12-16-2005 #2
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- Jul 2004
normally there is an install document to walk through, or a read me
but normally you uncompress it
./configure make su [password] make install
- 12-17-2005 #3
To explain a bit:
First, there is usually a README file that contains a goodly amount of info. There is also often an INSTALL file that contains installation-related stuff.
Now then, the commands listed above:
- 12-17-2005 #4
Nice explanation Cabhan!
I've compiled from source hundreds of times now (I did LinuxFromScratch!) and reading your explanation made me realise that I'd never quite understood exactly what the difference between "make" and "make install" was!!
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