Using makefiles

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

  1. Soulstorm 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. mrichmon 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. teh_pwnerer 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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