Greetings and salutations,
I hope this thread will be helpful to those who follow in my foot steps as well as getting any advice based on what I have done / documented.
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This thread will cover installation of a dedicated Ubuntu server for the purpose of compiling software from source code into .DEB packages for manual installation. It is not ideal to have compiling software on your production servers and it can take up a lot of space and get messy. But using .DEB packages makes it nice and neat if the official repository does not have the software/version you need. If you have any advice on doing things better, please let me know by replying on the Ubuntu forums link above.
Tools utilized in this process
The list below are sources of information that was helpful in the creation of this document.
This documentation will need to make use of some very-specific information that will most-likely be different for each person / location. And as such, this information will be noted in this section. They will be highlighted in red throughout the document as a reminder that you should plug-in your own value rather than actually using these "place-holder" values.
Under no circumstance should you use the actual values listed below. They are place-holders for the real thing. This is just a checklist template you need to have answered before you start the install process.
Wherever you see RED in this document, you need to substitute it for you will use in your environment.
- Ubuntu Server name: srv-compile
- Ubuntu Server IP address: 192.168.107.69
- Ubuntu Admin ID: administrator
- Ubuntu Admin Password: myadminpass