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Old 02-22-2002, 09:00 PM   #1
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Compiling Linux Source on Mac OS X?


I'm new to Unix in general, and Linux in particular...

Is it possible to compile a linux app to run on
Mac OS X? I downloaded a linux tarball
(, but I'm not sure how
to compile it for Mac OS X - if it's even possible. The tutorial I read about
compiling mentions a configure script, but there isn't one included in this
particular source so I'm unsure how to proceed.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
Old 02-25-2002, 12:24 AM   #2
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not every app/install is gonna have a configure script... it just depends on whether the author of the code felt one was necessary. if there isn't a configure file, then make; make install should work just fine. but again, that all depends on the author.

trying reading the README file... that usually helps :-)
Old 02-26-2002, 09:27 AM   #3
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The tarball you've got there contains precompiled executables. You'll need to get the source tarball if you want to compile it yourself.


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