So, in my quest to start learning more about Linux, I want to start compiling software.
Note: any additional information or side information is greatly appreciated
I have a program that I wish to install from github:
Is there any way I can add this as a repository? and automatically get the files from it when there is an update?
If not, obviously I'd have to compile myself. It's a little confusing because (I know what compiling actually does - high level language to binary) sometimes you have to make, sometimes you have to ./configure, ect.
Not to mention you have to keep the files all in the same folder you compiled in, which is really annoying because I dont know if additional files are being moved somewhere on my system, and I can't delete them simply by removing the folder which I compiled in...
Anyways, at one point or another I probably sounded really stupid trying to explain my understanding -
How do I turn source code into something my package manager can use for automatic updating with apt?