Create a package (tarball) for distribution
this works only if there is a configure-script.
If there isn`t one you will have to modify the supplied makefile manually.
download the source to the preferred place:
cd <compiling-folder> (i suggest to create a folder on /dev/hda3.../mnt/ on ppc-LS, /mnt/hda/ on the LS2) wget http://<download-location>/<app-source>
untar the package - use xzvf if it has a tar.gz-extension (=.tgz) and xjvf if it has tar.bz2
tar xzvf <app-source>.tar.gz
change into the new directory
create the folder-structure for the Package we want to create
mkdir -p PACKAGE/usr/local/
configure the app with the right prefix
compile the app
install the compiled app afterwards
change into the PACKAGE-folder
Optional: create a folder which contains all the packages
tar the file-structure up into a nice package
tar zvcf /<compiling-folder>/PACKAGES/<appname>_<architecure>.tar.gz
where architecure is ppc for LS1, HG & HS and mips for the LS2
you should now have a freshly compiled package in /<compiling-folder>/PACKAGES which is perfect for distribution or later for the creation of ipkg-packages!