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I'm not that new to Linux or Unix.
but my question is a newbie question.
I'm trying to install software by compiling the source codes.
I have no idea on how to do it. Everytime I try to do make or make install,
i get a message that says Linux Kernel Source not found or something along those lines.
I've followed the tutorials I've seen online to no avail.
I also read and reread the "readme" files that comes with the software packages.
Anyone able to help me out?
The default install very often does not include the source code. It will, however, be in your repository--or perhaps also on the install CD or DVD.
All you need to compile SW is the kernel headers that match the kernel you have installed. Most distros let you get this separately.