Originally posted by lawrencegoodman
One of the biggest frustrations I have as a newbie is when I install a new program from source, it invariably fails. I know that I am doing the commands correctly (./configure (sometimes with a prefix) then make and make install).
just to remind you, you didnt say "make install as root".
configure and make are to be done as normal user.
make install to be done as root.
at what point do you get the errors (at configure/ make/ make install?) if its at make install, then its cos your not running it as root.
if thats what youre doin, then disregard what i said, and post your error messages.