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Old 09-22-2006, 08:02 PM   #1
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source parameters

One curiosity,
Everybody says that when I install a program from sources it compiles for my computer.
What I have not clear is what kind of parameters does the install script uses.
For instance, does it compile for my processor type, architecture, others installed programs?
How do i customize the package installation at the ./configure step to make the best of the source install process?
Is there any simple and yet comprensive textbook or manual you guys can address me to?

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When you unpack the tarball, cd to the toplevel directory in unpacks into, which is where you would run ./configure. Issue the command './configure -help' to get a list of configure options for that package. Decide which options you want, then apply them to ./configure: ./configure <option 1> <option 2> etc.


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