Hi, thanks to kryten2 even as a beginner I was able to compile Samba 4.1.14 on OS X successfully. Since my question isn't only regarding the process of compiling Samba but in general everything that is being installed with ./configure, make and make install I've started this new thread. I noticed that after Samba's make install the source folder could not be deleted since multiple files were being actively used. I checked the make install Terminal output and all these files had "linking" in common, one example: [3291/4024] Linking default/lib/tevent/libtevent.inst.dylib I've read so far that a source directory could be deleted safely after make install but should be saved for a clean make uninstall if one should choose to remove the installed software. Is this behavior of linking files from the source directory to be used after the installation process has completed "sloppy"? Can this be avoided so the required files are copied somewhere into the newly created main program directory? Thanks for your advice!