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Re: How to do this...

hi raj,

what is the purpose of "CFLAGS=...." ?


From: Raju Mathur <raju@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: raju@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: linux-delhi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [linux-delhi] How to do this...
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 10:06:02 +0530 (IST)

Hi Bhummanjot,

In general, the way to install a source tar distribution runs
something like this:

          cd /tmp
          tar zxof package-ver.release.tar.gz
          cd package-ver.release (or whatever directory it's created)
          CFLAGS="-O6 -pipe" ./configure
          make test
          make install

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.


-- Raju

>>>>> "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> Thanks

    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
    >> www.linux-mandrake.com.
    >> Does the Tucows mirror at palcom have the downloadable ISO's?
    >> Mani
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