I am new to unix so please forgive ignorance. I am running openbsd-2.9 and need some help. All the software I run was added via the package system openbsd has. There have been times when I need an app. But it was not in the openbsd ports and or packages system. I usually just wait for it to show up in the packages or give up. It's coming to the point that I need several apps. , That are not in the openbsd ports / packages system, that I can't wait for and they may never be added. It's about time that I learn how to compile my own applications from source. I have searched for days on information about this but have come up with nothing specific or remotely useful. Please somebody help me learn how to compile software from source. Please give specific steps and details as I am trying to learn without a clue. This unix world is so confusing but it is a challenge and I am not willing to give up yet. If one of you guys don't mind please tell me what to do for this application as it is the one that has finally pushed me over the edge.
I need the app. Called demarc. www.demarc.org
It has the source available for download and says it works with openbsd. It even has a install doc. But does not show how to compile the demark app.
Thanks guys / ladies for any help and I apologize up front for asking such elementary information. If you folks have any good links or books that may help me learn please email them to me. I mainly run openbsd but I am getting a sun sparc with solaris soon.