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    This subchapter looks at installing software from source code.

    While it is possible to do a lot with just preinstalled software and precompiled software, those working with large systems will sooner or later need to download the raw source code and use that source code to create their own copy of the latest version of some software on their servers or other computer systems.

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installing software from source code

    This subchapter looks at installing software from source code.

    While it is possible to do a lot with just preinstalled software and precompiled software, those working with large systems will sooner or later need to download the raw source code and use that source code to create their own copy of the latest version of some software on their servers or other computer systems.

gcc

    The vast majority of open source software is written in the C programming language. The GNU foundation C compiler, known as gcc, is the most commonly used C compiler.

    Apple’s Mac OS X Developer Tools include a copy of gcc, but also include an Apple specific variation that includes specialized features useful for development of Macintosh, iPhone, and iPad software.

Xcode

    Xcode is an Apple integrated development environment. It includes the Instruments analysis tool, iOS Simulator (useful for testing your software on the Mac before it is ready for deployment to real devices), and the latest Mac OS X and iOS SDKs.

Fink

    Fink (German for the bird finch) is an open source program that automates the process of downloading, configuring, compiling, and installing hundreds of software packages from the original source code.

manual installation

    There are two major methods for manually installing software from source: the standard method (used for most Linux software) and the Perl method (used for Perl modules).


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    Coding example: I am making heavily documented and explained open source code for a method to play music for free — almost any song, no subscription fees, no download costs, no advertisements, all completely legal. This is done by building a front-end to YouTube (which checks the copyright permissions for you).

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