Charles Crawford CCrawford at
Thu Nov 27 11:43:03 EST 2003


         you are cool. It worked but for one Library I have to update.  Thanks!

-- chgarlie.
At 02:47 PM 11/27/2003 +1000, you wrote:
>Hi Charles:
>Great to see more people getting into icecast.
>Installing software from a source tarball is easy.  And they pretty much
>all install the same way.  Here's what I do when I download a source
>1.  Unpack it with tar -zxf <filename> for tar.gz or tgz files, or a
>variant on that for bz2 files (this will depend on your version of tar).
>You may wish to view the archive first by substituting the x with t, but in
>99% of cases, the files will unpack into a subdirectory which will have the
>same name as the tarball.
>2.  Change into the subdirectory.  Note that occasionally these will be
>capitalised, so finding it might take a little guessswork.
>3.  Read the Readme file.  This will usually contain installation
>instructions, or will tell you where to read them (possibly in an Install
>4.  Most programs use configure and make to compile.  If this one does, use
>the following commands:
>./configure --help |more
>I always do this in case there's stuff burried away in configure that has
>been left out of the documentation.  The only real part of interest is the
>section near the end which talks about "enable and with options".  Have a
>quick read through there in case there are items you wish to enable or
>disable.  In most cases however, you can safely ignore these and in a lot
>of cases, there won't be anything there of much interest to the typical
>5.  Type ./configure.  If you have anyy options you wish to use, put them
>on the command line (e.g. ./configure --disable-nls)
>6.  Assuming configure ran without errors, type make.  This will compile
>the program.  Then type "make install" to install it (usually in
>/usr/local, if you want it somewhere else then use the --prefix option when
>running configure).
>Now you should be good to go!
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