Example of installing a package from source


#1

Can anyone point me at an example of how to download/compile/install a
package from source?

I often do this when a version supplied by a distro doesn’t include
functionality I want. I generally only need it for faster moving
projects but back in 2006 I was compiling apache to take advantage of
mod_proxy_balancer that wasn’t available in dapper.

thanks,

Mike


#2

On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 11:30 PM, Mike Baileymike@bailey.net.au wrote:

Can anyone point me at an example of how to download/compile/install a
package from source?

Try the ruby_enterprise cookbook from Sean Cribbs:

I often do this when a version supplied by a distro doesn’t include
functionality I want. I generally only need it for faster moving
projects but back in 2006 I was compiling apache to take advantage of
mod_proxy_balancer that wasn’t available in dapper.

thanks,

Mike


#3

Just what I was looking for. Thanks!

  • Mike

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 2:04 PM, Michael Halemikehale@gmail.com wrote:

On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 11:30 PM, Mike Baileymike@bailey.net.au wrote:

Can anyone point me at an example of how to download/compile/install a
package from source?

Try the ruby_enterprise cookbook from Sean Cribbs:

http://github.com/seancribbs/cookbooks/blob/d0e29248533e58365201ed2cd63a2cd78b78f557/ruby_enterprise/recipes/default.rb

I often do this when a version supplied by a distro doesn’t include
functionality I want. I generally only need it for faster moving
projects but back in 2006 I was compiling apache to take advantage of
mod_proxy_balancer that wasn’t available in dapper.

thanks,

Mike