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It works... !

Posted By: Victor Garcia <>
Date: May-6-1999 4:14 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Compiling XTC (Mathias Winkler)

> Don't mind ! Everyone has been asking basic questions, some time!...

> Distribution of source code is common, rather than distributing compiled
> versions.

> The reason is that there are many libraries which may differ somewhat and
> may
> reside in different directories in certain Linux distributions, so a
> precompiled program often won't run properly under some installations.

> On the other hand, particularly XTC is a (GNU) "development
> version", and
> everyone is invited to look at the source code and publish any improvent
> suggestions.

> After uncompressing the ...tar.gz file, change to this particular
> directory
> (with a command like "cd ~/any/directory/you/choosed/xtc-0.1.6"
> ), then you
> first have to run the autoconfiguration program with:
> "./configure" ;this will
> write some settings according to your system configuration to some XTC
> files.

> Now you're ready to compile XTC; again, *be_sure* you're in the directory
> of
> your XTC files, then simply type "make" - without any arguments
> !!

> Well, this should create the executable file "xtc" in this
> directory, test it
> by typing "./xtc" . If it runs successfully, you should login
> as superuser
> (type "su") and move or copy the executable file to directory
> "/usr/local/bin"
> (Best you use the Norton Commander clone "Midnight Commander"
> first to copy or
> move files, because this file manager is present and (usually)
> preconfigured on
> nearly any Linux system, it makes things much easier, as long as you
> don't have
> any Xtree clones running... - just type "mc" to invoke it).

> Now you're able to run xtc from any directory by simply typing it's name
> "xtc".


Hello Mathias, this is great !!!!
It works perfect.

I did it with LinuXtree too, but I think there is no point of

Hey !! Peter Kelly must have spent quite a lot of months to get
to work this as it works, if this is an alpha release, I can hardly
imagine the first official release.!!! Wow...

Congratulations Peter, as it happened with XTree in the 80's
I think that this tool could kill some tabooes about Unix Systems
and it's a great way to understand Linux as well.

I wonder this:

If almost all the code of Linux is free (GNU) and some developers
has the same philosophy,

Is there a problem if you try to save time and try to incorporate maybe
the "mc" viewer and editor into xtc as well ??

I know you can develope them, but maybe it could be a great amount
of time saved.

What do you think ?


Thanks again Mathias, I wonder if I can ask you some other
Linux related questions, maybe here in the forum or via email.


Victor Garcia
Mexico City

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