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Old 11-29-2015, 07:22 PM   #1
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Newbie trying to recompile after editing source code- no change to bin


Hello all, I am a student in a relatively introductory UNIX/Linux Single Systems class running CentOS 6.7 in VMWare. I am trying to edit the source code of a simple Rock, Paper, Scissors game to correct a typo in a string.

The file I am editing is in ~/src/papercut-0.1.1/src/ and the config file is in the directory above that. I have already compiled the program (with typo) in ~/bin/ and edited ~/src/papercut-0.1.1/src/main.c, which is what I want to change in the recompile. However, after running the config file followed by make, sudo make install, and then going to home and running ./bin/papercut I still see the typo (Youe lose). What could I be missing here? Help for this newbie would be greatly appreciated, I'm having a lot of fun with all the things I've been learning so far!

Link to show what I'm looking at :
http://imgur.com/a/qAqcm
 
Old 11-30-2015, 11:48 AM   #2
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sudo make install ?

What you think where it installs your binary?
 
Old 11-30-2015, 12:18 PM   #3
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I got it! sudo make install wasn't doing the job for me but logging into root with su and then running make install worked
 
Old 11-30-2015, 12:48 PM   #4
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What I really wanted to say sudo make install will unlikely install it into ~/bin/, unless you set it as install directory during configure. By default sudo make install will install it in /usr/local/bin/, where it can be executed by all users.
 
Old 11-30-2015, 04:38 PM   #5
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Good point. Installing it into usr/local/bin worked for my purposes, but for future reference would I set the directory by editing the config file in a text editor?
 
Old 11-30-2015, 04:56 PM   #6
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There is more than one way to skin this cat, do a google for "configure prefix destdir" to learn more.
 
Old 11-30-2015, 05:12 PM   #7
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Got it, thanks for the advice!
 
  


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