Version 3 (modified by martin, 7 years ago)

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Quick guide to building under Unices

  1. Download and install the Dependencies.
  2. type:
    make
    su
    make install
    

Customising what dependencies are installed

The default list of dependencies that the OpenSceneGraph build assumes is list in OpenSceneGraph/Make/dependencies: You can override these defaults by creating your own dependencies file and pointing to it by setting the OSG_DEPENDENCIES environmental variable to point to your file. To create this custom file simply copy the default dependencies file and edit it. For instance to tell the build system that you have GDAL, JASPER, FREETYPE, COIN, LIBJPEG, LIBUNGIF and LIBTIFF installed then create your own my_dependencies file and edit it to look like:

GDAL_INSTALLED = yes
JASPER_INSTALLED = yes
FREETYPE_INSTALLED = yes
COIN_INSTALLED = yes
INVENTOR_INSTALLED = no
PERFORMER_INSTALLED = no
DEMETER_INSTALLED = no

ifeq ($(OS),Darwin)
    DARWIN_QUICKTIME  = yes
endif

ifeq ($(DARWIN_QUICKTIME),yes)

    QUICKTIME_INSTALLED = yes
    LIBJPEG_INSTALLED = no
    LIBUNGIF_INSTALLED = no
    LIBTIFF_INSTALLED = no
    LIBPNG_INSTALLED = no
    LIBMPEG3_INSTALLED = no

else

    QUICKTIME_INSTALLED = no
    LIBJPEG_INSTALLED = yes
    LIBUNGIF_INSTALLED = yes
    LIBTIFF_INSTALLED = yes
    LIBPNG_INSTALLED = yes
    [=LIBMPEG3_INSTALLED=] = no

endif

Then set the environmental variabl to this file:

export OSG_DEPENDENCIES=/home/memyselfandi/my_dependencies

Command line options available

To list all the build options available type:

make help

And the follow list will be printed out:

The following targets can be used with any subsystem as well as the top level build (build in the OSG Root directory). Note that debug versions and optimized version of targets reside in parallel.

  make                - Same as 'make opt'
  make opt            - Makes optimized versions of all targets
  make debug          - Makes debug versions of all targets.
  make clean          - Removes all object files (both optimized and debug
                        versions) and Makedepend files.
  make cleanopt       - Removes optimized version of object files and
                        Makedepend files.
  make cleandbg       - Removes debug version of object files and Makedepend
                        files.
  make cleandepend    - Removes Makedepend file(s) (both optimized and debug
                        versions)
  make cleandependopt - Removes optimized version Makedepend file(s)
  make cleandependdbg - Removes debug version Makedepend file(s)
  make cleantarget    - Removes only targets but leaves object files (both
                        optimized and debug versions)
  make cleantargetopt - Removes only optimized targets but leaves optimized
                        objects files.
  make cleantargetdbg - Removes only debug targets but leaves debug object
                        files
  make clobber        - Removes object files and targets (both optimized and
                        debug versions)
  make clobberopt     - Removes optimized object files and targets
  make clobberdbg     - Removes debug object files and targets
  make beautify       - Pretty print C++ files
  make docs           - Builds documentation database for current target
  make depend         - Force a rebuild of the dependency file.  Note that
                        dependency files are generated automatically during
                        builds.

Solaris, IRIX and Linux (some compilers) can build 64 bit targets. These require the ARCH=64 argument. For example:

  make ARCH=64         - Same as 'make ARCH=64 opt'
  make ARCH=64 opt     - Builds 64 bit optimized targets
  make ARCH=64 debug   - Builds 64 bit debug versions of targets
  make ARCH=64 clean   - Removes all 64 bit object files (both optimized and
                         debug versions).

  etc.

The following targets may only be issued from the top-level OSG build:

  make install      - Install both execution environment and development
                      targets
  make instbin      - Install execution environment targets only.  These
                      consist of libraries, plugins and example programs.
                      Libraries are installed in
                        o /usr/local/lib,
                      plugins are installed in
                        o /usr/local/lib/osgPlugins,
                      and examples are installed in
                        o /usr/local/share/OpenSceneGraph/doc
                      on Linux

  make instdev      - Install development targets only.  These consist of
                      header files, source code to the example programs, and
                      documentation.
                      Header files are install in
                        o /usr/local/include,
                      example source code is installed in
                        o /usr/local/share/OpenSceneGraph/data,
                      and documentation is installed in
                        o
                      on Linux

  make instlinks    - Installs symbolic links at install locations for both
                      execution environment and development targets rather
                      than copyied files.  Installing links is ideal for a
                      development environment for avoiding confusion about
                      which binaries are being run or linked to.

  make instlinksbin  - Installs symbolic links at install locations for
                       execution environment targets only.
  make instlinksdev  - Installs symbolic links at install locations for
                       development targets only
  make instclean     - Removes installed targets (files or links) from
                       installation locations for both execution environment
                       and development targets
  make instcleanbin  - Removes installed targets from installation locations
                       for execution environment targets only
  make instcleandev  - Removes installed targets from installation locations
                       for defelopment targets only

Note that the following variables can be used to directly override the default installation locations for Linux.

  make  INST_LIBS=<libs_location> \
        INST_PLUGINS=<plugins_location>\
        INST_INCLUDE=<header_file_location>\
        INST_EXAMPLES=<examples_location>\
        INST_EXAMPLE_SRC=<example_src_location>\
        INST_DOC=<doc_location>\
        install

                     - Installs libraries in <libs_location>, plugins in
                       <plugins_location>, header files in
                       <header_file_location>, examples in <examples_location>,
                       example source code in <example_src_location> and
                       documentation in <doc_location>

Note also that INST_LIBS, INST_PLUGINS, INST_INCLUDE, and INST_SHARE share a common prefix by default: INST_LOCATION. Further INST_EXAMPLES, INST_EXAMPLE_SRC, INST_DOC, and INST_DATA share a common prefix by default : INST_SHARE, which is located under INST_LOCATION by default. This provides a short cut for the above 'make' usage. For example,

  make INST_LOCATION=/usr/local/OpenSceneGraph \
       INST_SHARE=/usr/share/OpenSceneGraph \
       install

These values can be tested by reissuing 'make help' with these arguments.

After doing a 'make install' or 'make instlinks', and if not already added, add

    /usr/local/share/OpenSceneGraph/doc

to your PATH environmental variable to run the examples. If it is not already present, add

    /usr/local/lib

and

    /usr/local/lib/osgPlugins

to your LD_LIBRARY_PATH environmental variable. When compiling programs using OSG headers add to your -I compile flags:

    /usr/local/include