Getting and Installing Source packages
If your distro does not have some packages available (like many don't, ie, Fedora Core 2), you must often download source packages and build and install them yourself. Actually this is not that hard, and is similar to doing a Gentoo 'emerge.'
- Usually you download a file with a name like somepackage-1.0.tar.gz. Unpack it with
$ tar zxf somepackage-1.0.tar.gz
$ tar jxf somepackage-1.0.tar.bz2
- Then 'cd' into the new directory.
- Configure it with the command:
- Build it with:
- As the 'root' user, install it with:
# make install