Originally Posted by fragos
You may find it simpler to put all the packages you need on CD and then in "Software Sources," "Third-Party Software" tab, use the Add CD-ROM button.
Oh no this not what i meant.
(9. Compiling from source)
i understood the step sudo apt-get build-dep packagename
then the following given in the above mentioned web page, i couldn't get it.
After you've run ./configure ; make, just run sudo checkinstall and answer a few simple questions. Note that if you compile packages on AMD64, CheckInstall will select X86_64 as the architecture rather than amd64 -- which will cause the package install to fail, since Ubuntu expects amd64 as the architecture rather than X86_64.
By the way, the packages created by CheckInstall also make it easier to deploy the same package on several machines, if you happen to have several systems running Ubuntu. See Joe Barr's excellent CLI Magic feature on CheckInstall too.
Can anybody give simplified steps based on the article given in the above mentioned web page???