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Old 07-18-2006, 11:25 PM   #1
Nishant Desai
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How to compile the program with the makefile?

Dear All,

I am somewhat new to the Linux world and i have given some source code, but i am not in the position to compile it and download it into the board, the main difficulty is, i have given the source code of stand alone device drivers, which does not contain void main, so that i think it wont compile as stand alone and it requires the main file to compile with, but i couldnt found the main file and then i asked my friend and he gave me some idea about the make file and he told me that there will be some information in the make file, which will guide you to compile the program, i have the make file with the program and it also contains some information, but i couldnt understand the data given inside the make file, here i am giving information contained in the make file, can you please guide me what it is suggesting to do?

My Makefile:


# File: drivers/at91/serial/Makefile
# Makefile for the Atmel AT91RM9200 serial and console device drivers

O_TARGET := at91serial.o

obj-y :=
obj-m :=
obj-n :=
obj- :=

obj-$(CONFIG_SERIAL_AT91) += at91_serial.o

include $(TOPDIR)/Rules.make


Please help me, i am new to this field and want to do it as early as possible.

Old 07-18-2006, 11:27 PM   #2
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Did you try ./configure && make && make install?
Old 07-19-2006, 12:07 AM   #3
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Do you have some old distribution? This code is for kernel version 2.4. And kernel driver do not need to have 'int main' because of the way it is used by kernel.


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