Please help a UNIX newbe

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Please help a UNIX newbe

I recently downloaded YahooPOPs for OS X, but it came as the source code with a makefile. The readme file was very vague and cryptic, so-how do you compile a makefile in os x?

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You should first make sure th

You should first make sure that you have the GNU Make Utility.

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devtools

Have you installed the developer tools package that came with your OS disk pack?

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do have the dev tools...

If you mean xcode & etc. by dev tools, yes; but with no idea how to use them

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Re: do have the dev tools...

classic_macster wrote:
If you mean xcode & etc. by dev tools, yes; but with no idea how to use them

OK, assuming you've installed xcode, open up the terminal, cd to the directory with your makefiles, and type "make". There may also be a file called "configure" in there too. If there is type "./configure" or "sh configure" first. Then run make.

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what is cd and how do i do it

what is cd and how do i do it?

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Change Directory

Change Directory

To go up a level: cd xyzdirectory
down a level cd ..

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