I've got a working SuSE linux 8.2 system, but I want/need to
update/rebuild some packages (e.g. GTK+ 2.5 and its dependencies).
I have downloaded the packages I want to rebuild, and they're sitting on
my disk as .tar.gz files. I have -- and think I understand -- the build
instructions ... but ...
The build instructions talk about "the source directory". Where should
this be? Is there a standard location? Does it even matter? What do
other people do?
Do I need to deinstall the existing GTK+ packages before building and/or
installing (wouldn't this stop the system working) or can ...