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Compiling Software from Source in SUSE Linux Enterprise

In this hands-on lab, we will be compiling software from source code and then deploying and testing that software.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Jan 10, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Install the GNU Compiler, Retrieve the Nginx Source Files Package, and Extract It

    1. Install the GNU compiler:

      sudo -i zypper in -y gcc
    2. From your home directory, download the Nginx package:

    3. Extract the package, and switch to its directory:

      tar zxf nginx-1.16.1.tar.gz
      cd nginx-1.16.1
  2. Challenge

    Once Inside the Package Directory, Configure the Make File, and Run the Compile and Install Commands

    1. Run the configure command and read the output:

    2. Correct the issue using the --without directive:

      ./configure --without-http_rewrite_module
    3. Continue until your configure runs with no issues:

      ./configure --without-http_rewrite_module --without-http_gzip_module
    4. Once this has completed, run the compile and install commands:

      sudo make install
  3. Challenge

    Run Nginx and Ensure It Loads, and Then Stop Nginx

    1. Start Nginx:

      sudo /usr/local/nginx/sbin/nginx
    2. Make sure it is working by loading the index page:

    3. Locate the master process ID:

      ps -ax | grep nginx

      Copy the ID of the master process.

    4. Stop Nginx:

      sudo kill <MASTER_PROCESS_ID>
    5. Verify Nginx is not running:

      ps -ax | grep nginx

      It should return only the grep command.

  4. Challenge

    Create a `websrv` Directory, Reconfigure Nginx to Install to That Directory, and Make and Install It to the `websrv` Directory

    1. Ensure you are in the Nginx source directory:

      cd ~/nginx-1.16.1
    2. Clean up the make environment:

      make clean
    3. Configure the makefile:

      ./configure --prefix=/home/cloud_user/websrv --without-http_rewrite_module --without-http_gzip_module
    4. Make the software and install it:

      sudo make install
  5. Challenge

    Run and Verify That Nginx Is Working from the `websrv` Directory

    1. Start the Nginx you just installed:

      cd ~/websrv/sbin
      sudo ./nginx
    2. Verify it is working:

    3. Locate the master process ID:

      ps -ax | grep nginx
    4. Stop the process:

      sudo kill <MASTER_PROCESS_ID>

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