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"Compiling"

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:34 pm
by techtech
Hey I was wondering how to install something, or "compile". It always tells me to open some configure script or something, so is there any information about this kind of stuff anywhere? I am using Daryna and it is going very well so far! Although there has been some problems with Resolution and the Mouse.

Re: "Compiling"

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:42 pm
by MagnusB
compiling generally follows this order:

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./configure

then

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make

then

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sudo make install

May be different, most attach a ReadMe file you should read before starting. You should also make sure you have build-essentials installed.. And what trouble do you have with resolution and mouse?

Re: "Compiling"

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:23 pm
by techtech
I sorted resolustion out, but I don't know how to build, or do any of the ./configure stuff.

Re: "Compiling"

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:28 pm
by MagnusB
It might be easier if you tell us what you are trying to compile?

Re: "Compiling"

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:38 pm
by techtech
GTK 2.x, I dunno, the newest one, and Metacity.

Re: "Compiling"

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:03 pm
by MagnusB
Both GTK and Metacity can be tricky to compile, since they are thoroughly integrated in GNOME, I would suggest starting with something easier... And all documents I could find about it were old posts in Ubuntu forums.

Re: "Compiling"

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:04 pm
by techtech
What would you suggest that is easier? I don't know how to build or anything like that, and I don't know where to find help for building and such. Apart from here :)

Re: "Compiling"

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:00 pm
by techtech
Anyone?

Re: "Compiling"

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:10 pm
by MagnusB