Compiling software for use in a particular distro
I am looking for a step by step set of instructions on compiling some open source software for SimplyMEPIS 6.5 or possibly deb. I am hoping to find instruction that take me through every step with some explanation of what each step is for. It doesn't matter what software just something fairly simple to give me an idea of the process so I can try and adapt the process to bigger attempts. If anyone knows where I can find a tutorial like this please let me know.
PS It would be best for me if the process could be GUI controlled but I fear that is not yet possible.