To compile and install screen:
screen package comes with a
GNU Autoconf configuration
script. Before you compile the package run
This will create a config.h and Makefile for your machine.
configure fails for some reason, then look at the examples and
comments found in the Makefile.in and config.h.in templates.
Rename config.status to config.status.machine when
you want to keep configuration data for multiple architectures. Running
sh ./config.status.machine recreates your configuration
significantly faster than rerunning
Read through the "User Configuration" section of config.h, and verify that it suits your needs. A comment near the top of this section explains why it's best to install screen setuid to root. Check for the place for the global screenrc-file and for the socket directory.
Check the compiler used in Makefile, the prefix path where to install
screen. Then run
make fails to produce one of the files term.h, comm.h
or tty.c, then use filename.x
For additional information about installation of
screen refer to the
file INSTALLATION, coming with this package.