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hi,
what will these two commands do ?
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sudo is used to have the rights of a super user.

You don't have to use sudo part if you are root.

Remaining are the installation commands.

When you install from source, the typical steps are
configure
make
make install

configure generates the make file.
You can check it with make check
Then you want to actually install the components with make install that you had compiled using make.
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SUDO runs the commands as root with administrative privileges.

Make check and Make Install have to do with compiling and installing software from source:
http://www.codecoffee.com/tipsforlinux/articles/27.html

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