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- 09-24-2012 #1
- Join Date
- Apr 2012
Debian Wheezy and Compiling
I'm relatively new to linux, and I'm currently trying to install kismet onto my raspberry pi. I've issued the ./configure command to get it ready for compiling, but I don't think that I'm understanding the make command. Do I just issue 'make' and it's supposed to compile it, or am I supposed to target a specific file?
- 09-24-2012 #2
- Join Date
- Sep 2012
- Santiago Chile
Hii you there
Yes you just have to issue "make" to start compiling your app after you run ./configure [assuming "configure" ended up with no errors]
Now, let me explain the overall compilation process briefly
First we run configure script provided by the maintainer of the program to compile.
If everything went ok, and configure output no errors we can proceed to run the make command, witch in most cases will work just as "make":
In most cases an additional action must be taken in order to use the app properly:
and well, that describes the overall process, some apps will actually need some parameter passed to either configure or make, or even more steps, (like "buildconf" to generate a configure script first) that's why is very important to read the "INSTALL" and/or "Readme" files provided with the sources, in order to know better about how you should build your app.
I hope you find this helpful, and let us know if you make it, or if you encounter problems so we can try to solve them
Last edited by Exheon; 09-24-2012 at 05:05 PM.
- 09-24-2012 #3
Typically make install should be run as root as the installation puts files outside of your home directory."I used to be with it, then they changed what it was.
Now what was it isn't it, and what is it is weird and scary to me.
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