Building from source in slackware
I'm fairly new (about 2 weeks) to slackware and i'v been doing fine so far. I have come to a problem when adding new applications to my system.
I want Gnumeric and inkscape on there, both use gtk, whcih i installed with the system. I looked in the slackware package repository to get the gnumeric .tgz file whcih i ran with pkgtool.
When i start gnumeric it tells me it can't find a library. So i looked on the Gnumeric web site and downloaded all of the libs required for it in .tar.gz format. Which turn out to be source code!
This is beyond my scope of knowlege at the moment. Can anyone give me advice, or point me toward some advice on how to build from source. Or am i going in the wrong direction? Is there an easier way to do this?
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Re: Building from source in slackware
My favorite way to do this is to make sure I have checkinstall on my system. After that, do this with your source code, in the directory in which the source code exists:
Originally Posted by kippertoffee
This way you can easily uninstall later with removepkg. You can even delete the entire source diretory after doing this. Checkinstall makes a package for you, which you can later reinstall. Just copy it to a safe place for future use before deleting the source diretory.