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Cloning the repo from Github seems relatively straight forward, but there are some dependencies that need to be installed in order to get the source to build. Here is a full tutorial describing how to build the MFM software from the source.
Note: This tutorial is performed on Ubuntu 14.04 . Your installation procedure may vary.
First, you will need to install git. This can be done with a package manager, such as apt-get:
sudo apt-get install git