Back in the days, you had to spend half an hour tuning configuration
Makefile and figuring out he proper
#include files for your system. Today, installing
software from sources is as simple as:
tar xvfz $package.tgz && \ (cd $package; ./configure && make install) || \ rm -rf $package
Because in case of failure, there is nothing left to rescue. Big time-saver, indeed!