Can Makefiles be used?

Vaibhav Kaushal vaibhavkaushal123@gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 14:30:00 GMT 2011


Alright. Thanks a lot for support. :) Glad I had it on time!

On Mon, 2011-01-03 at 15:04 +0000, Jonathan Wakely wrote:
> On 3 January 2011 14:59, Vaibhav Kaushal wrote:
> > My question is mainly related to the process of linking object files
> > automatically using a 'Makefile'.
> >
> > I know that makefiles can be used to compile a source tree with options
> > at each source level. The problem is that
> >
> > * I dont know how to create / change them manually. The ./configure has
> > been working for me till now.
> >
> > * I have the object files (the .o files). I have made changes to a small
> > project and tried to use the functions in those .o files (according to
> > the API Docs).
> >
> > * I do not have the course of the object files.
> >
> > Under these circumstances, Is it possible to change the makefile so that
> > GCC will link to the functions in those object files automatically when
> > compiling?
> 
> This question is about Make, not GCC, so this isn't the best place to
> ask, but yes, it can be done.
> 
> Makefiles can be used to do almost anything, especially building software.
> 
> The makefile rules simply need to refer to the .o files and they will
> be linked to.  The most common structure of a simple makefile would
> turn source files into object files, then link all the object files
> together.  You simply want to skip the first step.




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