how do you compile packages in xubuntu

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  1. jester45

    jester45 Big Geek wanna be

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    how do you compile packages in xubuntu i dont have the sightest idead on how to do this i think it is easy once you figure out how it works but as of now all i know on how to do it is to have the sorce and then type a few commands in the terminal i dont know what the commands are how ot use then or what to do with the sorce

    many of the programs i want to use are in just sorce wich i think is a great thing ober windows becuase of you have a older version you can use alot of the things that a xp can but in linux your os forms the sorce to its self

    so can anyone help me with this i have look a 5 howtos and they where of not help
     
  2. megamaced

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    What program do you want to compile? You may find that a package is available in the repositories.
     
  3. jester45

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    azureus and java

    and a few others
     
  4. Anti-Trend

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    You don't have to compile Azureus, and you can't compile Sun Java, because the source code is not available (yet -- they may open the source soon). All you need to do is

    1. Download and Install Java
    2. Download and install Azureus
     
  5. jester45

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    how do you install them after they dl
     
  6. Anti-Trend

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    Well, first of all, which packages did you download?
     
  7. jester45

    jester45 Big Geek wanna be

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    both in the links above
     
  8. megamaced

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    For Java and other restriced formats, look here
     
  9. zeus

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    There are always help files with source downloads. But compiling isnt as simple as typing a few commands. You have to configure it all first which is sometimes simple but often not.

    generally, from the source directory
    ./configure --prefix=/usr &&
    make
    make install

    But I wouldnt bother if I were you, stick to binaries! The ./configure often requires LOADS of extras added and what about package management?
     
  10. jester45

    jester45 Big Geek wanna be

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    ok i just got the mutiveres repostiory on and im working on installing somethings now i will edit this if i find a problems

    didnt have any problems installing java azureus or mplayer
     
  11. megamaced

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    If you do choose to compile programs from source, you will first need to install the appropriate tools to do it:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
     
  12. Addis

    Addis The King

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    Not always, I've compiled many programs with just a plain ./configure and then compile goes fine as long as the necessary variables are set/right packages installed.
     
  13. zeus

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    Yeah, Xfce is a simple ./configure. I was quite surprised by that one.
     
  14. jester45

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    i compiled something after about 2hours it was a dvd ripping tool it was cool but tok forever but i hope i never have to complie something big
     
  15. zeus

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    Open office took something daft like 11hrs for me. To get a good BLFS "distro" going takes well over 25hrs of compiling! Another good thing about binaries.
     

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