noob question regarding gcc/xcode

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Ploki, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. macrumors 68000

    Jan 21, 2008
    i started to fool around the whole unix system and got some source codes and i cant build them.
    i opened up XcodeTools with pacifist and installed only gcc4.0.pkg, because i didnt want to install the whole 3gig package.
    did i **** up here because apparently the things commands wasnt integrated with the shell?
    or do i have to manually specify whatever that is.
    is there anyway not to install xcode tools and have make it work?

    the sources im trying to compile have a makefile with a switch so its really REALLY easy.

    i know its a dumb question but i cant get my way around on it.. thanks.
  2. macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2008
    Achewood, CA
    You probably didn't install make, binutils, autotools, or any of the other utilities required to compile programs.

    Documentation probably takes up 2/3 of the developer tools package. If you install everything but the documentation you should be fine.
  3. thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 21, 2008
    yeah i didnt. :S

    nah, the developer tools essentials are like 2,5gigs. :S
    and are not uncheckable.
    so i would only install UNIX Development Support.
    i dont need al that, i just want to fool around in the shell.

    i guess i can remove it later form the Developer directory.

    thx anyway
  4. macrumors 68040


    Jan 10, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    I don't like to argue that resources are cheap, but as far as i can tell the smallest stock drive possible in your machines is 250GB... so 1% doesn't seem terrible to me. Obviously you want to use your storage for storing your things, but i wouldn't think the burden should be huge. You can always download and install the individual items you need, but it will be a big hassle.

  5. thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 21, 2008
    yeah im installing it now anyway.
    the problems is(was) i only have 3 (8 now) gigs left atm. :)

    so now its back to 5 gigs. :D
  6. macrumors 6502


    Apr 16, 2007
    Watertown, MA
    You need the stuff in the package. The developer install contains lots of libraries that don't ship standard.

    Also, your computer's performance should be suffering as a result of having an overstuff HDD.

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