Whenever you compile applications from a source archive, the build process is dependent upon your system having the correct development tools and libraries in place.
The instructions below were written with Red Hat Linux specifically in mind, but the steps are the same for a default installation of all other Linux or commercial Unix distributions.
Should you encounter unexpected error messages during compilation, contact your systems administrator or refer to the documentation for your particular operating system.
Begin as the super user (either log in as root or su from a regular system user) and mount the CD-ROM under /mnt on your filesystem.
# mount /dev/cdrom /mnt –t iso9660
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