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Hi all, I am little confused about a particular project that I would like to build. It is a NPAPI example code for a plugin that I am developing for ...
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- 06-07-2007 #1
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Building Applications with only Makefile.in
I am little confused about a particular project that I would like to build. It is a NPAPI example code for a plugin that I am developing for firefox. The build directory only has Makefile.in. What I do not understand is how I am supposed to build with only a Makefile.in. I thought a configure.ac and Makefile.in were necessary to run autoconf to generate the configure script right before the make.
Can anyone shed some light on this matter? How else should I approach this, I have only just recently understood the autoconf and automake tools as part of the GNU Build system. Thanks.
- 06-12-2007 #2
You have to run configure first to create the real makefile. cd to the project directory and enter "./configure" into your terminal. You have to do this for most Linux sources. If "./configure" works with no errors, then run "make".