Using makefiles

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Soulstorm, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. macrumors 68000


    Feb 1, 2005
    Newbie here!

    I have downloaded a source for a program. It includes a makefile inside it.

    I know that this is the key file to create an application for OS X. But how do I compile all those files using the makefile?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2003
    You type in 'make'.

    However generally with source distributions the author will include a README.txt or INSTALL.txt file that explains how to compile the program. If you do not have development experience then you are probably better off checking whether there is a binary distribution or whether it is supported by the fink project.
  3. macrumors member


    Oct 17, 2005
    Typically there is an 'INSTALL' or 'README' file in the archive. You might want to check that out first.
    Whoa! I should have read that guys post.

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