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RE: Ok, please tell me how to install a package without the dpkg

I don't think you need to be a programmer, usually the following works
for me to install from source:

tar -xvzf tarball.tar.gz
cd tarball
./configure --help
./configure --options=enabled --other_options=disabled
make install

Normally one can also start by taking a gander at the README file
(RTFM). For PHP in particular, I used something close to the following
for the configure command:

./configure --prefix=/usr --with-apxs --with-mysql --enable-track-vars
 --enable-magic-quotes --enable-trans-sid

This should do it.


Wesley A. Wannemacher
Instructor, Network Administrator
University of Northwestern Ohio

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sean 'Shaleh' Perry [mailto:shaleh@valinux.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2000 1:46 PM
> To: Benj
> Cc: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject: RE: Ok, please tell me how to install a package without the
> dpkg
> On 28-Nov-2000 Benj wrote:
> > Hi,
> > don't ask me why, but I can't use anymore anything
> related to the dpkg /
> > apt-get system.
> >
> > I will have to install everything I want manually from
> the source :/
> > So please tell me how, since I really have no clue how to
> do it. Here is an
> > example of What I want to do.
> >
> if you do not know what you are doing, installing things
> from source will just
> be more of a headache.  To properly compile and install
> things, you really
> should know how to program, how a system works, etc.

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