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HOW TO INSTALL FROM SOURCE IN LINUX

HOW TO INSTALL FROM SOURCE IN UBUNTU 9.10
Installing from source in linux is not very easy...... but once you know what to do, then it becomes a very easy task.

STEP 1 Tar.gz and Tar.bz2 Packages
The installation procedure for software that comes in tar.gz and tar.bz2 packages isn't always the same, but usually it's like this:
1.Download the tar.gz or tar.bz2 package
2.Extract the file
3.Open to the terminal
4.Use the cd command to change to the directory where the package is extracted
5.Use the following:

$ ./configure
$ make
$ make install

Without Using The Extraction Method
Open to the terminal
Run the following:
$ tar xvzf package.tar.gz (or tar xvjf package.tar.bz2)
$ cd package
$ ./configure
$ make
$ make install

!!!!THIS IS AWESOME!!! …... ISN'T IT?


STEP 2 .Deb Packages
Installation of .deb packages are in different forms or methods depending on the users understanding and how the user is flexible with the terminal.

1.Download the package
2.Extract the package
3.Change to the directory containing the package
4.Run the following

sudo dpkg -i package_file.deb

!!!! AND YOU ARE DONE!!!

LINUX X64 AND X86 BINARY INSTALLATION
1.Download the package
2.Open to the terminal
3.Use the cd command to change to the directory containing the package

FOR X86 PACKAGES.........
$ chmod +x filename-ver.*-linux-i686.run
$ sudo ./filename-ver.*-linux-i686.runFOR X64 PACKAGES........

$ chmod +x filename-ver.*-linux-x86_64.run
$ sudo ./filename-ver.*-linux-x86_64.run

where ver is the version number (the whole number before the decimal point... eg; the 4 in 4.103)
!!!!THANKS A LOT!!!!

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