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Offline robc

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Re: try compiling
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2009, 12:01:09 AM »
My 2 cents on trying to compile anything would to make sure you know what dependencies are required and always use:
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./configure --helpto see what options you have available. Doing this has saved me many headaches (and created a few others  ;) )
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Re: try compiling
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2009, 12:05:42 AM »
My 2 cents on trying to compile anything...

..and read the INSTALL and README files in the tarball
..and if that fails, check to see if the same application has been built in lfs, blfs, cblfs  :)

Offline jpeters

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Re: try compiling
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2009, 12:28:25 AM »
While I can't justify the negative words from tobiaus, I can easily agree with him that compiling software isn't always just a matter of "configure, make, make install" .  There is frequently a problem with incompatible libraries, hardware that simply doesn't work with linux, and applications that are written to use some obscure language that requires tools that are not available in TC.  Yes i think Tobiaus got excessively angry, but I also think some of you are making molehills out of mountains.

Fortunately, we have you to take care of those minor details.... :)

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Re: try compiling
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2009, 01:28:19 AM »
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