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Old 11-07-2003, 07:37 AM   #1
supertechmyers
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Can someone please explain the make process to me?


I was wondering if anyone can explain the make process to me and tell me if im doing it right. So far what ive got down is that I run ./Configure and make a configuration file then run make and then make install? is this correct? Ive only sucessfully installed 1 program this way.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 07:44 AM   #2
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Yes, that's correct for many of the programs that you build and install yourself.

Note that you must be root to perform the make install part.

Most program packages that come in this form have text files like README and INSTALL. It's often, correction _always_, a good idea to read them.

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Old 11-07-2003, 08:01 AM   #3
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ive also noticed alot of software needs different compilers and dependancies to work and i have to go find them on the net. Is there any sort of universal compiler package with all the different types?
 
Old 11-07-2003, 12:33 PM   #4
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dependency issues aren't going to be fixed by a 'universal compiler' ... the dependencies that are lacking are probably libraries or other support programs.

if you're sick of finding dependencies then go the package route. like rpm files for redhat or use apt-get in debian ... the idea with those is that the dependency information is sort of built in and you can more easily get your software working (usually!!!)
 
Old 11-07-2003, 12:38 PM   #5
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# Guides to software management
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation
 
Old 11-07-2003, 12:42 PM   #6
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ive also noticed alot of software needs different compilers and dependancies to work and i have to go find them on the net. Is there any sort of universal compiler package with all the different types?
Well, there is always the Gentoo distribution and Portage.
 
  


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