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Re: How to install

From: Charles Reitzel <creitzel@rcn.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 11:30:11 -0400
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To: Ellery Harrington <elleryh@ctps.org>
Cc: html-tidy@w3.org

Hi Ellery,

"make install" should copy the binary file to /usr/local/bin.  You can 
change the location by updating INSTALLDIR in the Makefile.  It will also 
update the permissions to give group and world read/execute privs and 
change the group and owner to "bin".  Have a look at the "install" make 
target for details.

Have you got the build working yet?  Also, for x86, you may be able to use 
one of the other Linux binaries directly - or am I showing my Linux 

take it easy,

At 10:03 AM 7/18/2002 -0400, you wrote:

>I downloaded the latest source code from the official tidy page (I believe 
>it was June 7 or 9).  When I get it, I just dont know what to do.  There 
>is a Makefile.  Can I use this somehow?  Can someone give me step-by step 
>instructions or tell me if they already exist? like:
>     1. ./Makefile
>     2. gcc tidy.c
>     3. make install
>     4. tidy
>NOTE these are not even close to how to install.
>I dont think that there's any problem with my configuration, just that I 
>dont know what I'm doing.  I've found that most source distros have an 
>INSTALL file with simple instructions to install the program, so I'm 
>without a clue when there's no step-by-step instructions.  I think 
>practically everyone here has more experience with *nix than me, so you'll 
>probably (hopefully) be able to figure this one out.
>Terry Teague wrote:
> > I don't think anyone is actively supporting a port of
> > Tidy to Mandrake, at least according to the following
> > link for Linux distributions of Tidy :
> >
> > <http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=tidy>
> >
> > And since I am not a Mandrake user, I will have some
> > difficulty helping you.
> >
> > Specifically what version (date) of the source code did
> > you download (from where), and what sort of errors did
> > you get? Chances are, the errors could be fixed quite
> > simply, since the code is quite portable (and appears
> > to be maintained for some Linux distributions).
> >
> > And when you say binary, again what version, what platform
> > was it compiled for, and where did you download it from?
> >
> > I'm sure if there are any Mandrake users out there, they
> > will speak up.
> >
> > Regards, Terry Teague
Received on Thursday, 18 July 2002 11:24:40 UTC

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