IBM developerWorks: Tutorial: Compiling and installing software from sourcesAug 19, 2000, 19:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Frank Carlos for this link. The following text is Frank's evaluation of the tutorial, not a quote from the site. - LT ed. ]
Here is a perfect tutorial for Linux newbies who want to learn how to download, unpack, compile, and troubleshoot Linux apps.
If you're relatively new to linux, or any other Unix-like operating system, and would like to learn how to compile and install open source programs from their original source code, then this tutorial is for you. In, it you'll learn how to compile the vast majority of Unix sources. The unpacking, inspection, configuration, compilation, and installation steps will be covered in detail. This tutorial is also a good refresher course for those who rarely compile programs from their sources.
Tutorial [ Free registration required ]