Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Dec. 23 2007,08:07
Alright, I don't tend to impose my radical views unless I see them as truth, but the stickied thread in this board is stupid. Ok, yeah, maybe it tells me what I need to install, but it doesn't really say how.
Besides that, I had already read that I needed various packages like that by reading someone's blog. Still, though, neither described how to exactly install the libraries and other packages to install things from source.
I keep reading something about mydsl and dpkg. If I understand correctly, mydsl is like puppy's dotpups, right? So how exactly is that going to help me compile something? Wouldn't those be precompiled applications? I'm not looking for precompiled applications unless they are the things which I need to compile something. If that's the case, could someone fill me in as to which ones and where to get them?
And about dpkg... ok, wouldn't that only be useful for .deb packages? And even then, it probably wouldn't be as good as gdebi. But, isn't that something I would use after I have the build-essential type stuff already installed?
I understand the concept of dependency hell, but I'm pretty sure the application I'm using is pretty basic.
So, how do I install something from source?
And please, details.