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Linux.com: Compiling Your Own Software, Part 2

Jan 23, 2000, 15:49 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Thomas)

"First of all, I'd like to extend my thanks to everyone who sent me their comments on last week's Compiling Software article. Your feedback formed the basis for this second article. Secondly, I'd like to warn readers that this article will be a bit more complex than last week's. We will be discussing passing more complicated options to your configuration, what goes on behind the scenes during the building process, and what to do if something goes wrong."

"The "configure" script, as you know, is the first step in building software. However, you don't have to stop with just simple "./configure". As we can see by passing the "--help" option, it is capable of a lot more...."

"Compiling your own software can be a large step for users unfamiliar with Linux or UNIX. However, with some practice and experience, the standard "./configure;make;make install" will be come second nature as you try the wealth of free software you have access to."

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