cdsclient package is a set of C and shell routines which can be built on Unix stations or PCs running Linux, which once compiled allow to query some databases located at CDS or on mirrors over the network.
Once the file is copied e.g. as the file cdsclient.tar.gz in your home directory, untar the file:
tar xvfz cdsclient.tar.gz
(the z option is available in the GNU tar; if your installation doesn t know the z option, execute
gzip -cd cdsclient.tar.gz | tar xvf -
A subdirectory cdsclient-V.vv (where V.vv represents the version number) is created; move to that directory by
To configure the package for your system, type
(on some old versions of System V, you might need to type sh configure )
If you wish a final installation (executables, libraries, and manpages) in a non-standard directory tree structure (the default is /usr/local), specify the preferred prefix, e.g.
to prepare an installation of executables in your ~/bin directory — an installation which does not require any root privilege.
Type make to compile the package.
Type make install moves the various pieces to the standard directories (/usr/local/bin by default for the executables, see item 2 above to reconfigure, or just modify the value of PREFIX in the Makefile)