Actually, there’s not much to explain. It just ran.
I’ve just started using Ubuntu 64 about a month ago, so I’m still learning the ropes.
It may be that since I have compiled Blender, that my system has some dependencies
installed that your system doesn’t; but I’m not 100% sure.
Your best bet is to maybe try a build from Graphicall:
CubOfJudahsLion Oct-14-08 build
A compiler is just a program that turns the raw source code into an executable program that you can run on your system.
I pretty much followed oxigen’s instructions on building Blender with scons at:
It was pretty easy to follow. To get multi-threading, when you compile I just replaced the line:
scons WITH_BF_VERSE=1 WITH_BF_OPENAL=0
scons WITH_BF_OPENMP=1 WITH_BF_OPENAL=0
Rajiv Mudgal has alot of helpful advice here (esp. the command ‘sudo apt-get build-dep blender’)
This looks for all the required dependencies ahead of time, instead of you having to go find out what you need each time you get an error because something is missing.
Hope that helps.