I found this great guide earlier today! Not only is it user friendly, its also very imformative...

it doesnt just spit terminal commands for you to copy paste without any understanding oh whats going on... it educates you using simple comparisons... really great...

i not only walked away understand HOW to compile... but also how to compile special features into Audacity and how to know what those special commands are... anyways :

http://digg.com/linux_unix/Compile_t..._Ubuntu_Feisty