Classnotes | UNIX02 | RecentChanges | Preferences You should have already covered basic application compilation in the previous course. However, in case you didn't (or need a refresher) we'll do it again quickly.
While you are still logged into Red Hat as root, browse to the following website:
You will see that there is a Nano RPM, however, it is not for our version of Red Hat Linux, and will not install. Instead, download the source tar.gz file.
tar.gz files are sometimes called "tar-balls".
Untar it into root's home directory (if you need a refresher on this, see UNIX01/Dealing with tar files). cd into the nano directory created from the archive and do an ls -la. You should see a file names 'README'. Most application source archives will contain a README file which tells you how to build the application, and Nano is no different.
Taking a look at the README file for Nano, we find that it uses the autoconf/automake build system mentionned previously (if you need a refresher, see UNIX01/Building an Application).
To build and install Nano, simply issue the following commands:
Do that now, and verify that nano has been installed by running it.