How to compile source code.
March 11, 2002 10:08AM
edited January 2014
I remember someone pointing to a good paper on general compiling of code, specifically i would like to start compiling more unix tools on os x... any os x specific help would be appreciated, mostly i'm looking for that link, or any links.
Reply 1 of 4
March 11, 2002 10:38AM
Most of what you need to know is in the README file. Go hit google and search for this topic. I'm sure there's lots of pages on the Linux side that will get you 99% of the way there.
Reply 2 of 4
March 11, 2002 10:54AM
Yeah, Scott is right. Check any README files that come with the software.
In best-case scenarios, all you have to do is run ./configure or ./make and you're done.
Reply 3 of 4
March 11, 2002 8:36PM
in my experience,
Do the trick. In fact, I wrote a bash script to do it for me, because it gets kind of repetitive.
./configure --help will usually list configure options you may want to enable.
Reply 4 of 4
March 11, 2002 8:39PM
Yea, I've had to compile a lot of stuff for BeOS PPC so I have limited knowledge. Now I just give it to my younger brother to do. he's more of the programmer type