[Haifux] Ideas for meetings

Leon Romanovsky leon at leon.nu
Mon Jul 14 11:17:05 MSD 2008

It will be great if anyone can talk about Scons too.

> I'd like to see a meeting about building packages with tools like
> cmake. I know that the basic steps include
> wget something
> tar something
> cd somewhere
> cmake // i have no idea what this does
> make // what does this do?
> sudo make install // what really goes on here?
> It would be nice to analize the file system before and after each
> step, like this:
> wget something // Downloaded file. There is now a new file on the
> filesystem in the current directory
> tar something // Uncompresses archive. There is now a new directory,
> as a child of the current directory. It is full of files.
> cd somewhere // Move to new directory
> cmake // What is written in this step? Where? If I have to do it
> again, what must be erased first?
> make // What does this do? What does it write?
> sudo make install // Same questions as above.
> I could bring a laptop with a fresh Kubuntu install in a 10 GB
> partition for testing. The laptop has VGA out and wifi.
> --
> Dotan Cohen
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