Simple ./configure question
I use, for my sins, Visual C++.NET 2003 as my compiler and IDE - and I must say I do like it very much. However, I'm trying to compile someone elses code and it tells me that all I have to do is type:
Now I don't know where I want to be typing that in a graphical interface - I've looked at the cl.exe command-line compiler for VC++.NET but I don't understand where I'd tell it to do such a thing.
Many thanks to anyone who takes pity on me!
Type it in a command-line (DOS) window
Whenever I've used a make file, it hasn't been with the IDE.
There is a program called nmake.exe that invokes the compiler following a script in a .mak file. There are a lot of command-line options for nmake.exe, so sometimes these are put into a batch file (i.e. make.bat) to reduce typing (and to prevent typos).
I assume that when you type "make" it's going to run a file called make.bat. Make.bat will probably invoke nmake.exe with the appropriate options. There should also me a MyProg.mak file. The .mak file should contain all the source and destination file names.
All of the files have to be in the "correct" directories and you have to be in the correct directory when you type "make".
If you have copied the directory structure in it's original form, and if you get into the directory where you find make.bat before typing "make", it should work... maybe...
The ./ probably means that you'll find a file called configure.bat or configure.exe that's up one level in the directory structure from make.bat.