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    Arrow Compiling software for use in a particular distro

    I am looking for a step by step set of instructions on compiling some open source software for SimplyMEPIS 6.5 or possibly deb. I am hoping to find instruction that take me through every step with some explanation of what each step is for. It doesn't matter what software just something fairly simple to give me an idea of the process so I can try and adapt the process to bigger attempts. If anyone knows where I can find a tutorial like this please let me know.

    PS It would be best for me if the process could be GUI controlled but I fear that is not yet possible.

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    When you download the tarball (the file ending in .bz2 or .tar.gz), there will be a file called INSTALL that will give you detailed instructions on compiling. As for GUI tools, yeah, you're not going to get away from the console.
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    TinyMe is running a course on building rpms. I don't know how much of that is transferable. The distro has a tutorial for those doing the course (meant to include me).

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