reference for beginner on configure/make/compile/linking/etc.

Gary Gatten Ggatten at
Thu Jun 11 22:10:15 UTC 2009

As you may recall from a recent post I've been trying to get nTop
compiled and working on Solaris 10 x86.  After 40 - 60 hours (I loose
track) I *THINK* it's actually working for the most part.


Before certain people get pi$$ed off about this not being a Solaris list
- chill for a sec!


I'm just looking for some materials that can help me understand the
whole configure/make/compile/linking/etc. stuff.  Someone that knew this
stuff could've probably resolved my issues in a few hours.  It seems
COMPLETELY overly complex to me - maybe cause the developer tries to
make it as portable as possible, but with every *nix like things putting
files wherever they want, different cc's / ld's, etc. - I can see where
it can get hairy.


Anyway, TIA for your input.  Hopefully this experience and the
references you can point me to will help the next time I try to get
something onto FreeBSD!





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