Source code installation
I am very new to Debian.
I need to install a software(SPIN) which does not have .deb distribution.
They only give *.tar.gz.
Here is the guide how to install:
Place the *.tar.gz file from the Spin Source Distribution in clean
directory, and cd to that directory. If you have a standard Unix system,
unpack the archive, and compile an executable, for instance as follows:
tar -xf *.tar
make -f make_unix
Spin should compile without warnings. Install the executable version of
spin in a directory that is within your default search path (such as your
ome bin directory, or /usr/local/bin etc.)
On Unix systems Spin assumes that the standard C preprocessor cpp is
stored in file "/lib/cpp". On some systems this is different: check the
comments in the makefile for details if you run into this problem.
But in Debian we have an package system,
if I just manunally install like this, is there any conflict?
does it mean from above that I can just put the source code
in any directory and run make?
what does it mean by puting executable servion of the program to
Hope someone could help me!