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How to get from source code to object code

 
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alloydog
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 2:22 pm    Post subject: How to get from source code to object code Reply with quote

OK, I'm probaly showning my dumbness but...

I've unpacked a tarred file with drivers for Radeon graphics adapters.
All the files are either .c (source code) or .h (headers for the source code).

In X11R6/lib/(can't remember off the top of my head the full path), there are what seem to be the drivers for all the currently supported graphics adapters.
These end in .o

If this where make and configure come in?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:34 pm    Post subject: RE: How to get from source code to object code Reply with quote

As well as the .c and .h files, you should normally find README and/or INSTALL files. These will tell you what to do.
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alloydog
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:40 am    Post subject: RE: How to get from source code to object code Reply with quote

Not this time there wasn't!

However, I did eventually find the .o file, but then discovered the driver update only fixes a bug which I would not have noticed anyway (as I don't have a dual headed graphics adapter...)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 5:00 pm    Post subject: RE: How to get from source code to object code Reply with quote

well, i though that you would change some of the source code, and then like the basic installer, cd to directory and then run configure, then the rest of the functions?
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