I want to install something that has no update in the available packs, so the only option is to compile it myself instead of waiting for someone to package the latest release.
Anyway, I have never done compile before, and I'm unsure if I understood the instructions correctly.
I downloaded the gz file, the general instructions I found online was:
tar -zxvf file.tar.gz
Can someone help me with the ./configure part? It doesn't sounds right. If I extract the gz file, my understanding is it will be extracted to the folder where the gz file is. For me, it will be a folder inside my home download folder.
./ means the current folder which is not the same location where the file configure (from the extract) located. How does that work? I feel the instructions was for someone who already knew what he/she is doing, not for someone new (which it should be, after all, the people already knew don't need it).
Last edited by Linux n00b
on Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:35 am, edited 1 time in total.
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