Joined: July 2006
||Posted: Dec. 31 2007,02:16
Or see some docs, such as the wiki...
The site where you download a source package will probably tell you how to compile it.
If not, here are some generic tips:
- you can extract the package (i.e. via tar) and then look for text files in CAPS, such as README and INSTALL
- you could optionally run `./configure --help` before actually configuring it
- afterwards, typically `make` will build it and `make install-strip` will install and strip it (or just `make install` if that's not supported)