Looks pretty much like standard compilation method using GNU make. In that case, I'd recommend the following:
- I can't vouch for it personally but you might want to consider the current debian-maintained version from github mentioned above.
- When you go to the
./configure command, I'd recommend setting the prefix to /usr/local (
- Getting familiar with xbps-src build system so you can put all locally-compiled software into neat little packages.
I do recommend learning the package system for whatever distro you use if you plan on compiling any programs locally. My /usr/local directory tree only has scripts and one-off programs that are mostly compiled from a single source file where package management just seems more trouble than its worth.
@cr6 - troubleshooters.com - Whoever their Void fan is helped me make the decision to switch to void (mainly the article about leaving Debian for Void). I didn't want it to be too much trouble since I didn't have a lot of time to have my main system unusable. (that's also where installing to a VM with a real HDD helped; once ready for prime time, I just booted the HDD on bare metal).
I actually think Void has come some way since the article was written (such as EFI support being present on the installation ISOs).