Re: Can I install non debian source packages?
--- James Sinnamon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I am running 'testing' and am considering changing to 'unstable'.
> In any case, does this site give me any clues about how to go about
> building non-Debian applications from source archives?
> ... or do I just try to run ./configure, then make etc, as normally
> instructed within the package documentation?
Why are you compiling it? Either way, you'll need to ensure that you have:
installed. Then it is simply (ha!) a case of:
./configure [--options] && make && su -c 'make install'
[--options] to ./configure is optional -- it depends how rich a
feature-set you want. "make install" must be run as root.
But unless you have a reason not to, I suggest using .deb packages
whenever you can.
Does that help?
-- Thomas Adam
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"TAG Editor" -- http://linuxgazette.net
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you for all of them at once when you get better. The
experience will probably kill you. :)"
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