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1.6 Downloading and Installing

The package can be downloaded from several places, including:

ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gss/

The latest version is stored in a file, e.g., ‘gss-1.0.2.tar.gz’ where the ‘1.0.2’ indicate the highest version number.

The package is then extracted, configured and built like many other packages that use Autoconf. For detailed information on configuring and building it, refer to the INSTALL file that is part of the distribution archive.

Here is an example terminal session that downloads, configures, builds and installs the package. You will need a few basic tools, such as ‘sh’, ‘make’ and ‘cc’.

     $ wget -q ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gss/gss-1.0.2.tar.gz
     $ tar xfz gss-1.0.2.tar.gz
     $ cd gss-1.0.2/
     $ ./configure
     ...
     $ make
     ...
     $ make install
     ...

After that GSS should be properly installed and ready for use.