How to Install Geany 0.19 on Mandriva 2010.1 Spring

Altough Mandriva 2010.1 Spring released with fresh version of great various software, but to me (as a programmer) i’ve to installing the latest versions of some software, especially Geany, as my favourite IDE to C++ and PHP. Mandriva 2010.1 come with Geany 0.18 (stable on Contrib), but Geany itself has been released the 0.19 stable version too.

Below is how to installing Geany 0.19 to Mandriva 2010.1 as I do on my netbook, please discuss if you’re gotta error. :D.

1. Download the latest package of Geany at: http://download.geany.org/
2. Update the media, and check for the dependency to compile Geany. You’re need: GCC C++, Intltool, make, GTK+ 2.0, and Glade. Example:

urpmi --auto-update
urpmi gcc-c++ intltool make gtk-2.0 glade

3. Unpack the Geany package (geany-0.19.1.tar.gz) with

tar -xzvf geany-xxx.tar.gz

4. Go to the unpackaged directory, and we’ll go to compile it. Please do:

./configure
and
make
and
make install

If you wanna install the Geany at your own directory, please configuring the compiling process with prefix, such as ./configure prefix=/opt/geany. So the Geany will installed on /opt/geany, not on your hot system.

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