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Old 03-16-2011, 07:06 AM   #1
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makefile suggestions for new app I've written


I've started a new project. The home page is

www.abiscus.com/narp

I'm looking for help with the installation. I use GTK+ and some of the gtkextra widgets.

I found it easiest to embed narp into the gtk+-2.0 installation because all I needed to do was tweak the Makefile.am and Makefile.in files and let configure do the rest.

This is a hack. I've failed at getting my own makefiles to work.

Would anyone point me in the right direction on how to properly make an installer for Linux? Also, what is the correct/common directory tree for Linux software packages? Any more suggestions on proceeding with this project using community standards?

Thank you.
 
Old 03-16-2011, 08:43 AM   #2
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The usual approach is to use the autotools toolkit. You can find a lot of good information online. Google 'gnu autotools tutorial'.

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Old 03-16-2011, 08:47 AM   #3
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With respect to file placement, there is the File Hierarchy Standard (http://www.pathname.com/fhs/), which Linux distributions tend to honour, though they may not always prefer it. However, for your python libraries, it may be more appropriate to follow python's directory scheme--whatever that may be.
 
  


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