September 9, 2009, 8:24 am
After all the preparation described in the first part of this article the build process itself is rather anticlimactic. Building from sources with the GNU autotools is this easy :
./configure --with-optionYY=yes --with-optionZZ=no
sudo make install
The make command starts the build process. Its actions depend upon the directives found in a very important component called a makefile that typically includes a variety of commands to summon the required dependencies, compiles the individual object files (more about those files in a moment), links the objects into a single executable (a.k.a. the binary), and installs the completed program...