Installing/Compiling new Programs
- Hello all.
Okay, so I got my LS2 hocked up with SSH now and I feel really warm and
fuzzy. mmm... fuzzy. So now I sit here wondering if I should go for
the full Debian install or if I should try at just installing packages
in the LS's native environment.
I was condering a mail client server which would include smtp,
fetchmail, postfix, SpamAssassin and imap. Has anyone looked into
putting these into the LS2? But a friend has been suggesting a
different way to handle my mail, by routing it all through GMail...
amazingly, I can only see 1 disadvantage to that and several advantages.
So I think my mail server idea is bust, but it might be useful to
But here is what I still want to do! I am wanting to install a source
control system on my LS -- specifically, Subversion
(http://subversion.tigris.org). This would be great in a native system,
as you could set aside a directory in /mnt/hda for all your source
contrl. You could access it as you should (i.e., via svn) or you could
cheat and just access it directly too! I guess you could password
protect the directory too, so you are less tempted. :)
To my question/request -- what steps do I need to go through to try and
install Subversion on my LS?
- install the MIPSel Tools
- unpack the subversion source somewhere on /mnt/hda
- simply attempt to compile as normal (?)
- install the binaries to /root, or (e.g.) /mnt/hda/svn-bin?
Is that pretty much it? Once I get it (if I get it...) compiled, would
others be interested in the package?
Thanks for any help!