2001.05.04 22:16 "compiling libtiff using DJGPP on WinNT", by George Rypysc
When I try to compile (run make version mak375b.zip) in the tools directory on WinNT 4.0 with DJGPP v2.03) I get the following error:
make.exe: *** No rule to make target `../libtiff/libtiff.a', needed by `fax2tiff '. Stop.
... for both libtiff v3.5.6b and v3.5.5. This makes sense because there is no file called libtiff.a in either of these packages. Is it just missing or is it a file that the compiler should output during the compilation process and then use? I've followed the directions to set up DJGPP, libtiff, and to definately copy and rename the makefiles and others from 'contrib/dosdjgpp' so I'm sort of baffled.
I'm a newbie to compiling C/C++ programs on the command line and using make. My ultimate goal is to get tiffcp working on NT so I can merge tiff files together or preferably find or write a utility that will merge all tiff files in a directory into one file in order by some convention: 001.tif, 002.tif, 003.tif, etc without having to string them out on the commandline. I've used tiffcp on Linux at home but work is not quite ready for Linux. I think I could justify using Linux at work if I actually demonstrate how useful some of the utilities that came from the Unix world are and how it's not worth the trouble compiling on NT (I've got good evidence so far from my experience for the later, now I need a working utility to prove the former)
I'd greatly appreciate any advice.