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Old 12-31-2004, 10:41 AM   #1
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Compiling with Make? Problem with XMMS


Hi. Trying to install XMMS, I've understand that I can't use make... I've downloaded so many program's source code, but I don't know how to use them. For example, in XMMS installation manual, they say *to type make*, but I don't know what arguments it needs. Can you help me? If you have any manuals (italian user, help me!!!!)... welcome!

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Old 12-31-2004, 11:37 AM   #2
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To install something from source you'll mostly do three steps.
Code:
./configure
In here there are checks to see if you have everything right and you can set options. To see which options you can set:
Code:
./configure --help | more
After this and if you don't get any errors you make the program:
Code:
make
If everything went right you can do:
Code:
make install
and it'll install the program.

Sometimes you don't need to do all steps. You'll notice that if you get an error message when you type the command. An example is ndiswrapper which only needs make install or make and make install, not ./configure.

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