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I'm sorry if this sounds like a silly question, but when I compile something on linux using the usual "./configure, make, make install" steps, how can I install the programs on other servers without having to recompile?

I am trying to avoid having to install the build tools on production servers, however I need the latest version of a particular piece of software, so using RPMs isn't an option in this case.

Any help is appreciated.


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So.. would you be ok with making your own RPMs? – Shane Madden Jun 29 '12 at 3:16

It seems like you want to have mass deployment of particular software source.

There are several solutions to this,

  1. Make script that will automate "./configure, make, make install" which will accompany with source tar or wget source from url and compiles it.
  2. Other solution can be make rpm or deb package (or specific to your distro) from latest build

Hope this will solve your problem.

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