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LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (Exams LPIC-1/LX0-101 & LX0-102) by Robb Tracy

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Installing Software from Source Code

In addition to installing software using a package manager, you can also install software on Linux from source code. In fact, many of the applications and services you will install on a Linux system will be delivered as source code, not as a binary executable. When you install the software on your local system, you actually compile the source code from the installation files into a binary executable that can be run.

For example, let’s suppose you wanted to install and configure an FTP service on your local Linux system. You’ve done some research and determined that the Pure-FTPd service is the one you want to use to set up your FTP server. When you download and extract the installation files, you notice that ...

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