Just to get into the mix (it's weekend over here
- just what are the specs of your system? List LSHW's output if need be
- what's your distro? Maybe your distro can provide.
- does it have to be THIS one? How about E17
, instead? Maybe something that has moved along in time...
Why is that all of them get upset when the project are old?
Because everything around the (older) project has evolved along in time. Nobody/nothing gets upset, the system around the project can possibly not meet the project's requirements (anymore)...
Making/compiling software is pretty easy. Did you follow this sequence:
download : wget ftp://the.server/folder/soft-1.2.tar.gz
unpack : tar xvzf soft-1.2.tar.gz
enter the folder : cd soft-1.2
configure : ./configure
build : make
check (if required) : make check
install : make install
This sequence is pretty much the same for every piece of open-source software...
If the system does not meet the requirements, configure will report this. You'll read all about it at the very end (last two/three lines) of configure's output...
Following with interest!