There are three basic steps to installing from source
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 $ ./configureIf 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