compile instructions

Any program on my homepage written in C can be compiled and installed under Linux and Solaris (it has an awful install utility) by follwing these steps:

  1. download the appropriate archive (program.tar.bz2)
  2. unpack the source:
    $ tar -xyf program.tar.bz2
    $ tar -xjf program.tar.bz2
  3. change into the directory:
    $ cd program
  4. compile it:
    $ make install
  5. install it (you have to become root here, but most programs run fine just from your homedirectory):
    $ su
    # make install
    # exit
  6. invoke the program:
    $ program

Sources will be linked against dietlibc if available on your system.