July 16, 2002

The joys of rolling your own

Anonymous Reader writes "From the story's introduction: 'There has been a great deal written in the last few weeks, both on websites and in newsgroups and mailing lists, complaining about the supposed necessity in Linux of users compiling their own software.
Much of this has been unfair, because modern Linux distributions
require no one to compile anything. But it's been unfair in another
way, too, acting as if compiling your own software is some kind of
odious black art available chiefly to those who have taken some
fiendish blood oath. Nothing could be more wrong.' This is an easy primer that explains how and why users can and should learn to compile their own software."


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