I want to install special software on Ubuntu. In its installation guide has been mentioned I must separate binary and source files from each other. What does it mean?
How can I do that? Should I ignore the point of instruction about separating binary and source files? I downloaded git source of special software from Internet. I didn't understand what they are? Sorry, I'm very unfamiliar with Linux and Ubuntu. This question has been asked before and already has an answer.
If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question. From this Ubuntu help page: Source packages are simply packages which just include source code, and can generally be used on any type of machine if the code is compiled in the right way.
For information on how to compile and install source packages, see CompilingEasyHowTo. Binary packages are ones which have been made specifically for one type of computer, or architecture. The correct binary packages will be used automatically, so you don't have to worry about picking the right ones. To find out which one you are using, open your terminal, type uname -m then hit the Enter key.
Basically, Source packages need to be compiled by you before installing they are the code itself using make and a compiler. Binary packages are already compiled for your achitecture and only need to be installed using dpkg for example.
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