Chapter 5. Installing from Source

Table of Contents
Configuring from the tarball
Configuring from CVS
Building
Installing

There are three basic steps to installing from source

  1. configuring

  2. building

  3. installing

Configuring from the tarball

If you are installing a release or snapshot tarball follow these steps. These steps assume the tarballs name is mdbtools-0.5.tgz.

$ zcat mdbtools-0.5.tgz | tar xvf - 
$ cd mdbtools-0.5 
$ ./configure 
If you want to include ODBC support, use the --with-unixodbc argument with the location you installed it to (/usr/local by default).
$ zcat mdbtools-0.5.tgz | tar xvf - 
$ cd mdbtools-0.5 
$ ./configure --with-unixodbc=/usr/local