[SDL] 2 questions about installing SDL

J Inacio jinacio3 at yahoo.com.br
Wed Jan 19 09:05:16 PST 2005

 Hi there.


 The problem in this case is:
 As a user, you do not have write access to
/usr/local/lib. As you use --prefix=~/ (you home dir),
there is an option for libs also (wich I do not
remeber now). I will give a look as soon as I get home
and send it to you.
 I never had used SDL this way (I use linux at home,
but as I have root access, I install the usual way).

  Just a silly question... have you ever checked if
SDL is not already installed? In Linux, SDL is almost
default for every distro (linux distribution) I know,
even Slackware (wich I use at home).

2- try "make" (on the dir of the sample you want to

 Best regards,

 J Inacio Ferrarini
 Salvador - Bahia - Brazil
 J2EE / J2SE Programmer 
 Extreme Tecnologia

 --- Will Childman <c7liu at uwaterloo.ca> escreveu: 
> Hi ,
> 1.
> I'm trying to install SDL on my home directory
> (since I don't have write
> permission on root in the school machine). I changed
> "prefix" in Makefile to my
> home directory, and "make" was run successfully. But
> then I got this error in
> "make install": 
> mkdir -p -- . /usr/local/lib
> /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 libSDLmain.a
> /usr/local/lib/libSDLmain.a
> /usr/bin/install: cannot create regular file
> `/usr/local/lib/libSDLmain.a':
> Permission denied
> How do I get around with this? 
> 2. 
> As you can tell, I'm very new to linux. How do I
> compile the sample programs in
> "test" subdirectory in SDL's source pack? 
> Thanks!!
> Will 
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