Thread: compiler question
03-17-2010, 03:07 PM #1
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- Mar 17, 2010
I recently started working with XCode. I was curious why programs compiled under xcode do not run when used in a unix environment. For example, when I wrote the Hello World program in Xcode and moved it to my linux machine it would not run. I had to gcc main.c before it would run. I thought the underlying architecture for OS X was unix so I expected ./HelloWorld to run.
Thank you for your help!
03-17-2010, 03:33 PM #2
Unix does not equal Linux. Mac OS X is Unix, Linux is Unix-like. You'll find that despite similiarities, you'll have to recompile programs. Someone with more experience in deploying across OSes can be more clear on that one.
03-17-2010, 11:07 PM #3
Is your linux machine a PC? If yes that's your main problem right there.
Even if not, like Van said not all *nixes are equal. Also some libraries are machine specific and need to be recompiled for that machine.
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