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Old 03-25-2005, 10:17 AM   #1
Thorrn4
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Compiling Programs


Hello:

I downloaded a program called "AMSN" and it needed me to install another program inorder to be used: Tcl http://tcl.sourceforge.net/. I downloaded the source files, and it asked me to compile it. The code to compile it is:

Code:
cd tcl8.4.9/unix
configure options
make
make test
make install
(http://www.tcl.tk/doc/howto/compile.html)
I'm totally lost when it comes to compiling...I've never done it; I know that the Terminal has to be open...but I don't know which one. (there is a Linux Terminal, Root Console Terminal, and a few others)

How can I compile the, or any, source code to create a program?


Thanks in advance
 
Old 03-25-2005, 10:33 AM   #2
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It's easy to compile a program. Open a terminal.
Type su
(enter your root password and hit enter. You won't see any *** stars or anything)
cd /to/the/directory/with/the/unpacked/source (for example /home/you/tcl8.4.9/unix)
type ./configure (hit enter)
type make (hit enter)
type make install (hit enter)
done.
 
Old 03-25-2005, 11:30 AM   #3
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Actually, you don't normally want to be root to compile. The usual steps are:

./configure
make
su
make install
exit
 
Old 03-25-2005, 02:10 PM   #4
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I recently downloaded the samba 3.0.x sources and did the following (as root)
Code:
cd /root/samba/sources
./configure
make
make install
but it didn't put any of the scripts in the correct places. for example /etc/init.d/smb did not exist, etc.

what did I do wrong?

I also tried
Code:
make installbin   #the one that installs the scripts and whatnot
but it didn't install either.

The only way I could install it and get the scripts to be in the correct places was to download an RPM...
 
Old 03-25-2005, 03:06 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by BlackHatRob
I recently downloaded the samba 3.0.x sources and did the following (as root)
Code:
cd /root/samba/sources
./configure
make
make install
but it didn't put any of the scripts in the correct places. for example /etc/init.d/smb did not exist, etc.

what did I do wrong?

I also tried
Code:
make installbin   #the one that installs the scripts and whatnot
but it didn't install either.

The only way I could install it and get the scripts to be in the correct places was to download an RPM...
you can't just do a ./configure, make, and make install on everything. small apps you are ok doing this, but some things need to be done the right way. before installing something, look here for some tips:

http://lfs.osuosl.org/blfs/view/stable/

for your specific problem ( samba ):

http://lfs.osuosl.org/blfs/view/stab...er/samba3.html
 
Old 03-25-2005, 09:31 PM   #6
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I don't see where /etc/init.d/smbd was created or copied over though...
 
Old 03-26-2005, 12:25 AM   #7
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what do you mean?

did you see the part of configure where the system configuration directory was specified?
 
  


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