Hello again guys & gals
Ok it took me a while to figure out how to compile something but I believe
I have finally done it. "Note the believe" I was trying to install GAIM for Linux
so what i did was extract it to a folder of its own on my home directory then
went into the terminal and put in the directory that GAIM was in then typed
out the command ./configure. Everything seemed to run off fine i saw alot of
yes' and ok's and then it said to type Make , which i did.
Now that you are up to speed on what i had going on maybe you can
explain a few things for me.
Briefly go over installing programs
After each configure/compile or whatever the command is do I have
to run this make command?
Once I assume the program has finished
doing its thing how do I run it, how do i find the directory it was installed too
and lastly how do i change the directory to where i can decide where to install it.
Do i have to reboot in order to use a newly installed program
Thanks, I hope I didn't wear out the questions on my first post.
Also if you feel as if i didn't do my homework, please guide me to the correct place
in the manual that will tell me all this information...