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How to do this...
In general, the way to install a source tar distribution runs
something like this:
tar zxof package-ver.release.tar.gz
cd package-ver.release (or whatever directory it's created)
CFLAGS="-O6 -pipe" ./configure
This won't work for all packages, but with a little bit of tweaking
you'll find that 99% of source distributions get installed using this
method. Just think about what you're doing and you should be fine.
>>>>> "BJ" == Bhummanjot S Talwar <linuxmails@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
BJ> Well this is a simple question for you guys, but I've never
BJ> done or heard about this, so it's new and awesome to me.
BJ> I've d/l a no. of tar ball distros. of various s/w but I'm
BJ> facing difficulty in installing them. The Kpackage does not
BJ> install them then how to go about with installing them. Do I
BJ> need to do some compiling or what ? I treid to read thru the
BJ> READMEs distributed with them, but they talk Latin for me. The
BJ> distros. that I've are different, I guess. A few say, "arch" ,
BJ> "nonarch" , "src" , "binary".
BJ> With the RPM files I did not find any difficulty, as I
BJ> installed them directly using kpackage. By the way do the RPMs
BJ> also need to be compiled before installation.
BJ> One of the RPMs that I had installed included FreeAmp. It was
BJ> an RPM distro. from the PCQuest CD. The problem is that it
BJ> says it shud be compiled before installation becoz the Plugins
BJ> that were a part of the distro need to built. Aren't RPM's
BJ> precompiled ??
BJ> Thanks in advance.
BJ> regards, Bhummanjot S.
BJ> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bhummanjot S. Talwar"
BJ> <linuxmails@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To:
BJ> <linux-delhi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, November
BJ> 23, 2000 10:19 PM Subject: Re: [linux-delhi] Mandrake 7.2
BJ> Dear, I can do a couple of burning. But how do I get the CD
BJ> which is to be burnt. Where do u put up ??? Try giving me a
BJ> call at 5558555, or mail me ur contact.
BJ> ----- Original Message ----- From: "G. Palaniappan"
BJ> <palani@xxxxxxxx> To: <linux-delhi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
BJ> Sent: Thursday, November 23, 2000 9:46 AM Subject: Re:
BJ> [linux-delhi] Mandrake 7.2
BJ> Hi all, I have downloaded both the ISO images of Mandrake 7.2
BJ> and burnt the CDs. If some one can take the responsibility of
BJ> burning and distributing the CDs to needy ones, I can send one
BJ> set of CDs to him.
BJ> G. Palaniappan
BJ> SubramaniA@xxxxxxxx wrote:
>> Hi List, Mandrake soft have released Mandrake Linux 7.2. The
>> downloadable version fits in 2 cd's. for full details go to
>> Does the Tucows mirror at palcom have the downloadable ISO's?
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