If compiling from a release source tarball you need a recent version of the GCC compiler (g++ version >= 4.7) and other essential tools for compilation (GNU make, ar, etc. Install build-essential on Debian or Ubuntu derivatives). Additional requirements are needed to compile the SWIG script bindings. See the SWIG installation guide.
To compile and install:
./configure --prefix=/path/to/installation make make install
The MUMmer4.x package requires the following to run successfully. In the absence of one or more of these utilities, certain MUMmer programs may fail to run correctly. In parenthesis the minimum version. These utilities must be accessible via the system path:
In the "MUMmer4.x" base directory type: