Creating portable exe using automake and autoconf
I have used automake and autoconf in my program. Now I am facing a problem that my exe can be opened in a vim editor and also that when I copy my exe to some other location it does not run as there comes a relink_path in my exe which points to that location where I had compiled my code. Thus, unless I create the same heirarchy of folders, my application does not run. Please help....
Are you running windows or linux? .exe files are only in windows, but autoconf and automake tend to be used only in *nix (as far as I'm aware). If you can open your .exe (?) file in vim (and it's not just a bunch of random symbols) then it sounds like you haven't managed to compile it properly...
Am using linux(red hat)
red hat what ? RHEL5 or RHEL6
and seeing as it is red hat you are paying $299USD per year for support
a support contract IS REQUIRED - RHEL is not free
you might want to start with searching the RHN knowledge base
( your RHN username and pass you set up with the paid license WILL be needed )
also post WHAT this unnamed program is and HOW you built it
the full commands you used
some basics might be in order
centOS is a free rebuild of RHEL
there is almost NEVER anything that can be manually edited in HEX ( sometimes there are a few hacks - like the unlocking of windows dll's )
from where to where????
is it on the same computer? or someplace in a lan ?
as it is we can only guess that you HARD coded in a location
also a Linux executable binary file is not an "exe" .Linux dose NOT use file extensions ( they only help in seeing what it is) ,but the file properties
I assume you mean by relink_path the rpath and runpath setting in the created ELF binary. In principle you can change it by editing it in a hex editor. But more convenient and safe is using the command chrpath. Or to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH before executing the application. There is an order, how the different entries will be used.
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