[CentOS] installing progs from source on CentOS

Garrick Staples garrick at usc.edu
Sun Jul 1 17:31:59 UTC 2007

On Sun, Jul 01, 2007 at 09:58:02AM -0700, Rogelio Bastardo alleged:
> I'd like to install NagiosQL on CentOS, but I don't see a yum package 
> for it, so I'm going to download the source code.
> If I download it, where in CentOS's file system (i.e. in which 
> directory) is the best place to untar, compile, and run it?

Download it to your home directory (or a subdir), untar and build it as
yourself (not root!), and  su -c "make install".

For more complicated programs, I like to use
--prefix=/usr/local/$pkgname/$pkgversion so all of its files are easily
contained.  Then I create that directory, chown it to me, run 'make
install' as me, and chown it all to root afterwards.

Garrick Staples, GNU/Linux HPCC SysAdmin
University of Southern California

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