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    Default Compiling Building Making


    Does anyone have some tips on how/where to start the learning process for compiling, building, making and installing software from source code.

    I am new to Linux, but eager to learn...

    I have tried several times with several different applications using:

    su -c checkinstall

    or alternatively following whatever instructions came with the source, but I have had very limited success in guiding the process to successful completion.

    I understand that this is going to be a very steep and in depth learning curve.

    There's so much great opensource software out there that doesn't necessarily come pre-packaged into RPM's.

    I'm just looking for some starting points or helpful tips.


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    Thanks...this is a good site with many helpful links.


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