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Chapter 7. Installing New Packages > The Extract and Build Five-Step

The Extract and Build Five-Step

The vast majority of source packages can be built using what I call the extract and build five-step. I suppose that step one could also involve the downloading of the software, but I'll pretend you've already found and downloaded something, a hypothetical little package called ftl-travel, and you are now anxious to take it for a ride. I'll give you the five steps, then I will discuss them in more detail.

tar -xzvf ftl-travel-2.1.tar.gz
cd ftl-travel-2.1
./configure
make
su -c "make install"


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