Installing Modern Software

Back in the days, you had to spend half an hour tuning configuration variables in Makefile and figuring out the 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!

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