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Re: using a makefile to create an executable file
Thanks for setting me in the right direction, I'll do as you suggest and no
longer pollute your message board with irrelevant material!
> This is a question that would be better posted to a programing forum
> like CodeGuru Non Visual C++ Issues.
> You will need to post the entire output from make. It may be easier to
> compile and build the application from the command line without using
> make since make adds an additional level of errors that can occur.
> If you find that the problem is from a missing cygwin component, than
> that is something you could get help with here.
> samuel.roy wrote:
>> I am very new to Cygwin and have little to no experience with
>> My professor gave me code for a landscape evolution modeling program
>> in C++. I am trying to compile the program so that I can run it as an
>> executable file through the command prompt on my Windows machine. He
>> the code on a mac, but he says that it can be compiled on a pc when using
>> Cygwin. I installed Cygwin version 1.7.5 (according to the website) with
>> devel (in order to get the make utility and to be compatible with gcc and
>> g++). I am trying to use the make tool to compile the code from a given
>> file (childi.mk) which is supposed to compile a laundry list of scripts
>> included in the uploaded zip file. When I run:
>> make -f childi.mk
>> from the source directory, it begins to compile but catches on a warning:
>> A problem arises when the makefile script gets to tmesh.cpp, line 3982:3,
>> with the warning "the address of triVal will never be NULL".
>> Make then fails to create an executable file: "make ***
>> Error 1".
>> The line in question from tmesh.cpp is: "if(&triVal == 0 ) return 0;".
>> As I mentioned previously, I have no experience with programming and my
>> intent here is to be able to create an executable file from the given
>> and makefile. I noticed that a cmake file is also present, but I am
>> to get that to work and understand it even less. Does anyone have any
>> suggestions on how to successfully use Cygwin to create an exe file from
>> given C++ code?
>> Thank you for your time,
>> http://old.nabble.com/file/p33664890/Code.zip Code.zip
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