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Summary

In this chapter, you did something the vast majority of Macintosh users have never done—compile and install your own software. We hope that you found this experience completely anticlimactic. OS X is still rough enough around the edges that if you try to install every program out there, you will run across some that raise your blood pressure. But on Unix flavors that have existed for a longer time, almost every piece of source can be compiled with the same standard installation procedure: ./configure, make, make test, make install. We expect that OS X will mature rapidly to the point that all installs are as simple as what we've gone through here.


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