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.