I had an interview task to build an opensource software from source. One of the tasks was to come up with the dependencies (and tools) that were needed to build from source. However, I am working off a distribution with a lot of packages that I have previously installed. I only needed to install one extra tool to build the software.
My question is, how do you know what prerequisites were needed to build the software.
In case this help (you are curious), the software to build was
mplayer 1.2.1. I only needed to install
yasm. I was building this on
I have already submitted my response. Feel free to give explicit answers with a clean conscience!
My batch file was:
## build.sh ## #! /usr/bin/env bash set -e wget http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.2.1.tar.xz tar -xvf MPlayer-1.2.1.tar.xz cd MPlayer-1.2.1 ./configure ./configure --enable-gui make