I am a complete noob to linux so sometimes i think windows has left me dumb because it makes everything so simple that im too lazy to do anything the hard way.
anyway, I recently found out that in order to install most applications for linux you need to compile the software and THEN install it.
1st of all, Why is that? I see no point in that. Isnt the developer scared someone will steal their source code?
I need help doing this, this is the application im trying to install
The installation process is a little hard because of the application structure. Theres an install executable in the top folder, and an archive folder with a bunch of other sources like the video ffmpeg codec and something else.
Do i have to compile each and every one of those separate applications to install the entire thing?
basically its a program to convert videos for my psp but i cant seem to be able to install it. The entire documentary on this website http://www.control-escape.com/linux/...stall-tar.html
is a little hard to understand because it has no directions whatsoever in what to do when installing, it just tell you how it works. So this is why i need personal help.