Help for someone just learning c++ and linux

Patrick Francis humer4489 at
Wed Feb 9 15:41:03 CET 2011


On 2/8/11, Anonymous bin Ich <ichbinanon at> wrote:
> On 02/08/2011 04:06 AM, Patrick wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am have successfully compiled taglib into a directory of my choice,
>> using ./configure --prefix='/home/taglib, so I have a directory in /home
>> which has  /taglib/bin lib include. So when I create my .cpp script where
>> should I put it, and when I am ready to create a binary of my script, what
>> should my g++ compile command look like based on my dir setup?
>> btw the I have tried the g++ commands in the commented first lines in the
>> example files, but I always get an error from g++ stating it cannot find
>> the .h files.
>> Anyones help would be greatly appreciated.
>> Thanks for a great script!
>> Pat
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> Hi Patrick!
> By the way, this has nothing to do with taglib, so you should ask this
> question at or some such. Now that being said, here
> is a pointer for you:
> There are some standard locations where you may install taglib (or any
> other package for that matter).
> /usr is THE location. Your package manager (apt-get, emerge etc.)
> installs here by default.
> /usr/local is where you install something you don't want your package
> manger to mess up with it. Package mangers never touch anything inside
> /usr/local
> If you don't have root permission, you can install taglib in your home
> directory. (To do this, you will need to run "./configure --prefix=$HOME".)
> Packages are meant for users, and not meant to be a user themselves.
> Don't ever install a package in /home/ as you have done (/home/taglib ? No!)
> I suggest you install taglib in /usr/local (./configure
> --prefix=/usr/local).
> Regards
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