Problems compiling .cpp file with makefile on Ubuntu Fiesty Fawn 7.04

I'm trying to compile an open source program under Ubuntu Fiesty Fawn 7.04.

The files I have are Makefile and main.cpp.

When I run Make, it seems to run fine.

However, I obviously do not know the correct syntax to compile it from there.  I have tried a number of commands, and none seem to be working.

What command(s) should I be using to compile this?
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keihatsuAsked:
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ravenplConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Have You issued
./configure
first in the open source program first?
IT should show You what You are missing
apt-get install gcc-c++ # may be the first problem.
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WizRd-LinuxCommented:
gccp main.cpp

To find out if gccp is already avaliable to you, other than the obvious of running it, type "which gccp"

The program gccp can be installed from the package gcc-gnat with "apt-get install gcc-gnat".
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jcoombesConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The usual sequence of commands for something built using the GNU build system is:

>./configure  
>make
>make install

Depending on your rights, you might need to run the last command as either root, or using sudo like this:

>sudo make install

If the program doesn't use the GNU build system, then there should hopefully be an INSTALL or README document in the source directory that describes how you go about compiling it.

Cheers


JC
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Duncan RoeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
.cpp files are or should be compile-able by the GNU C++ compiler gcc (or g++ which gcc will invoke for you). You should use g++ in the line that actually links the executable - it will use the correct library defaults for c++.
Make sure you have g++ installed.
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ClawfootSupplyCommented:
Ah, wasn't aware that I needed to use ./configure.  That did the trick.

Thanks.
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keihatsuAuthor Commented:
That last comment was from me... apparently one of my coworkers must have used my computer while I was away from it... and left me logged in as them.

I did just miss using ./configure however.  Thanks.
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