compiling a 3rd party library under linux
Posted on 2007-10-10
As most of you know I'm trying to get somewhat up to speed with development under linux. I was able to compile and link to some simple example libraries I made myself using g++ just to see how linking works etc.
Now I have a massive 3rd party library I want to link to, but I need to compile it first (you just download the source files from their website and compile it). Under windows, I would use CMake to generate the vc++ project files and compile it. What do we do for linux? I see the source files include a Makefile file that I guess we can use to compile using g++? Where do I start?
Thanks for all your help