Many programs come in source format, often in tar.gz form. First, you
must unpack the tar.gz file; for details on doing this, see section
10.3.1 on page . Before you can compile the package, you'll
need to have gcc, libc6-dev, and other relevant ``-dev''
packages installed; most of these are listed in the devel area in dselect.
With the appropriate packages installed, cd into the directory that
tar created for you. At this point, you'll need to read the installation
instructions. Most programs provide an INSTALL or README file
that will tell you how to proceed.
John Goerzen / Ossama Othman
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