CCrawford at Starpower.net
Thu Nov 27 11:43:03 EST 2003
you are cool. It worked but for one Library I have to update. Thanks!
At 02:47 PM 11/27/2003 +1000, you wrote:
>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
>Now you should be good to go!
>Geoff Shang <gshang at uq.net.au>
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