This document is simple introduction to Spm
Spm has very few dependencies. You will need :
Those packages are already essentials part of many Linux distributions. You will also need Boost. In case it's not installed on your system, you can use the version which come with Spm
The options you really need :
./configure --prefix=/usr --localstatedir=/var --sysconfdir=/etc
This will install Spm in /usr. The package database will be in /var/spm and global configuration will go in /etc. Spm will be build with its own boost version
To use the version of boost installed on your system, you must add '--with-system-boost'