LinMusGuy wrote:[...] Is there a good book on compiling from source? I always prefer to know what I am doing...
Not as far as I know. In the old days it was always simply:
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sudo make install
The configure script determines if you have all the needed (development) libraries. The make command actually compiles the application from the source code and the make install command copies the compiled binaries etc. to their proper locations on your hard disk (needs root privileges).
However, you often need 10.000 development packages. And the cryptic error messages that ./configure spits out do not help to determine what dev package you need. Compiling from source is a torture. I avoid it. Especially because I use an old distro and most source code demands very up to date libraries. I always seem to have a dev package that is too old.