In the past when I have compiled applications from source I have extracted the source code to ~/src and compiled from there. I realize now that there may be no need for me to create the ~/src ...
I'm mainly a Windows guy, programming C#, but I often do use technologies that were intended for Linux machines like git, MySQL, perl scripts, memcached, php, etc... And therefore I am exposed to ...
How should I install software from source so that I can make my configuration manageable and reproducible?
I work with a lot of scientific software on Linux distributions (normally Debian variants and Red Hat variants). In order to maximize performance and get access to the latest features, it's often ...