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Old 06-15-2003, 04:29 PM   #1
thandorias
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How to use make commands


Im getting freaking irritated by linux, all these freaking commands and the sort and all this patching and downloading im having to do, its about to make me wanna just throw my computer through the wall.

Im trying to figure out how to use the make clean, make file, .configure, make, just pretty much anything that has to do with it and i cant figure a darn thing out. Im usually capable of figuring things out, but not even the books i have explain how to do it. They just say go here and do this, well that place they tell me to go and do this, how do i do that, i can get there but how do i use the make commands and stuff. Its really getting on my nerves that everywhere i go they dont even give a step by step instruction. Its like they expect u to know what to do or something.

i read the readme file in a tar.gz file and it says this:

This will make an executable called "mudix". You can place this file anywhere
you like, it's the only file you need. How I do it is this, I have a link to
mudix with "ln -s <path>/src/mudix /usr/bin/mudix" then to run I can do
"mudix <userfile>" or "mudix <site> <port>". The reason I don't execute from
the src/ directory is because MUDix creates userfiles and logfiles in the
_current_ directory. And it makes things look messy.

Of course I should have added a configure script, I know... but it isn't
really needed for this small program ( I hope :P ). I did fiddle with the
autoconf tools a little, but it didn't work right away so I kept it like this.

At 4.0 I added a configure script. To compile now just type:
./configure
make

Good luck
Enigma

Yup i need the luck... so can anyone help me out better than he can. tell me where to go, what program, if theres one, to use, and tell me how to initiate the commands or whatever. Im about to go back to windows but i dont want to because linux "was" pretty easy until i had to start doing all this stuff.

Gotta love being a TOTAL newb to this system jeez kinda reminds me of dos except dos was fun and easy.... well to me.

to the max :P
 
Old 06-15-2003, 04:30 PM   #2
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oh and i ment to add this before the "this will make an executable file...."

To compile just go into the src/ directory and type:
make clean
make
 
Old 06-15-2003, 04:45 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by thandorias
oh and i ment to add this before the "this will make an executable file...."

To compile just go into the src/ directory and type:
make clean
make
Did you do it? If so - did it fail? If so - what was the output. If not - what do you want?
 
Old 06-15-2003, 05:27 PM   #4
thandorias
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i dont know how t, ive looked up helps on many websites andnone of them really help me out. All they do is give the same thing and i dont understand how to. Ive tried from the command line but it doesnt work. Im just needing help on step by step instructions on where to go and how to do it. From what i explained above, i dont understand how to do it, and the books ive got say what to type but i dont know where to go or if theres a program to use what that program is. Im just a total .
 
Old 06-15-2003, 05:35 PM   #5
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Old 06-15-2003, 05:37 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by thandorias
i dont know how t, ive looked up helps on many websites andnone of them really help me out. All they do is give the same thing and i dont understand how to.
Just "cd" to the src directory then run the commands.
Quote:
Originally posted by thandorias
Ive tried from the command line but it doesnt work.
Does it give an error message?
Quote:
Originally posted by thandorias
Im just needing help on step by step instructions on where to go and how to do it. From what i explained above, i dont understand how to do it, and the books ive got say what to type but i dont know where to go or if theres a program to use what that program is. Im just a total .
Don't worry - it aint that difficult, you'll get there - once youve done it once you'll be laughing!
 
Old 06-15-2003, 05:53 PM   #7
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Confused, I know how you feel.
Step by Step instructions would be a god send for us newbies
 
Old 06-15-2003, 06:37 PM   #8
thandorias
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when it says to go to the src/ place where is that??
ive figured out with cd .. that something happens

this is the normal look before i tyupe cd ..

[chris@x1-6-00-02-8a-32-b1-3f chris]$

then i type cd .. in the command window and this comes up

[chris@x1-6-00-02-8a-32-b1-3f home]$

then i type it again

[chris@x1-6-00-02-8a-32-b1-3f /]$

and from there im lost hehe, i typed stuff like cd home and it goes to home and cd usr and it goes there. But lol thats all ive learned so far. so how do i get to all this stuff and use the make command?

I agree with whoever says if only installing could be as easy as click click
 
  


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