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what's the quick and simple way to install software from src
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fei243

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Nov 2005, 10:16    Post_subject:  what's the quick and simple way to install software from src  

when i can't find dotpup , i would like to make it from src.
but i wonder if there is a quick and simple way?
does the tiny gcc help?
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Pizzasgood


Joined: 04 May 2005
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Location: Knoxville, TN, USA

PostPosted: Fri 25 Nov 2005, 10:57    Post_subject:  

The quickest way I know of I to enter the directory with the source and run
Code:

./configure
make
make install

But you have to have the development addon, and if you just run those without checking the readmes you might miss a critical configuration detail and have to recompile.

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rarsa


Joined: 29 May 2005
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Nov 2005, 11:15    Post_subject:  

Here are the detailed instructions:
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Compiling

Don't be daunted by it. We tried to write the instructions very detailed.

It actually boils down to:

Download usr_devx.sfs (It contains all the compile tools required)
Extract source
Follow INSTALL or README instructions on the source. Usually.
./configure
make
make install

That's it for most packages.
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