Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Question Compiling to a Binary?
    I have a question that I have googled before but I still can not find a solid answer.
    Say I downloaded a source code package for a program. It says that the following cod can be compiled and run on Linux and OS X. The software comes with instructions to first run the command "configure" and then the command "make".
    Ok, so, I get to the right directory, run the configure command. That works fine, or at least I think so. Then I run the command "make" but that returns an error that the following command is not valid.
    What do I do? How do I compile the source code into a binary that I can dump into my applications folder?

    Thank you beforehand

  2. #2

    MacsWork's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 22, 2005
    Closer than you think.
    Performa 6116 2GBSCSI 8MB OS 7.5.3
    Try "man make" in the terminal to get the proper syntax for using make in OS X. Linux commands don't always translate exactly to the OS X command.

  3. #3
    Do you have the developer tools installed? What is the application?

  4. #4
    OK, i got X11 installed along with the Apple Developer packages and GCC. Now the trouble is finding all the dependency libraries.
    Anyone got a tutorial on the matter?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Mac Binary Calculator
    By mrblue in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-08-2012, 07:39 PM
  2. Cannot execute binary file?
    By Larkin in forum OS X - Development and Darwin
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-16-2011, 11:09 AM
  3. binary file opening
    By CTrink in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-03-2007, 05:49 AM
  4. Flash 8 universal binary now out...
    By Texasmeat in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-31-2006, 10:13 PM
  5. Compiling to a binary?
    By ke5aux in forum OS X - Development and Darwin
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-27-2006, 12:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts