Linux Software Development GNU Toolchain

In software, a toolchain is the set of programming tools that are used to create software. It includes a compiler, a linker, libraries to provide interfaces to the operating system, and assembler as well as a debugger.  The majority of Linux applications are building using the GNU toolchain, a collection of programming tools produced by the GNU Project. Here we are going to learn about these programming tools, this help us to know how to build and debug applications.

Building the Sources

It is very common to get a archive that contains an application’s source as well as any additional configuration data and scripts. To unpack the archive, we can use the following commands:

Usually we will see  configure script at the top level. This configure script will automatically determine whether the necessary GNU tools are installed.

Check the usage and list the possible options for the configure script:

Than we can build and install the application:

The majority of software on Linux is built under the control of GNU make. It is a simple way to organize code compilation.

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