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|Originally Published: Sunday, 30 April 2000||Author: Joseph Kordish|
|Published to: news_learn_firststep/Firststep News||Page: 1/1 - [Printable]|
Linux basics: Installing an application fromits source code
Although this feat may sound daunting, it's actually quite simple. Thanks to the advanced compilers (gcc and friends) and well-documented README and INSTALL documents (included with nearly all source code). Beyond the simplicity and joy, with an application compiled from source code, you have a program that runs more efficiently and cleanly.