Benjamin Schmidt wrote:
> Hello community
> Maybe this is one of the beginner questions answered more than a
> thousand times without becoming visible in google search
> Some projects to compile with gcc/make come with the script ./configure.
> They are easy for me to build. But what I have now is a project without
> it. And although I have the specific dev-package installed (in this case
> its libdrm-dev an some others) it doesn't find the header files. The
> quick-and-dirty solution is to copy these h-files into the project-space.
> So the question is: How can I configure without ./configure in the
> general way?
It looks like you are compiling a program using the gcc compiler (I am
guessing since you have not shown any errors or message which show the
In gcc you specify a path to look for headers files using the -I switch.
This way, whatever include statements have <filename.h>, those files
will be searched under system default paths and the paths you specify
Furthermore, library paths are specified by -L and libraries are
specified by -l (small L). NB: Order in which these are specified matters.
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