View Full Version : it wont let me compile my code in geany
July 27th, 2008, 01:45 AM
i installed geany and it works well but all of the compile buttons on the top are grayed out and i cant tell why
they are like this in all the langueges?
does anyone know whats up?
July 27th, 2008, 01:54 AM
Geany is an editor, not a compiler. It can call the compiler if it is installed.
See the sticky on how to install and use common compilers.
July 27th, 2008, 01:59 AM
hehe thanks again
July 27th, 2008, 02:02 AM
July 27th, 2008, 02:03 AM
You should first save the file to compile it in geany
July 27th, 2008, 02:05 AM
"sudo apt-get install build-essential" will give you most of what you need.
July 27th, 2008, 02:39 AM
You didn't say which language you are using, but the sticky will lead you to the answer.
July 27th, 2008, 02:00 PM
thanks all i got it to work
September 30th, 2008, 12:46 PM
That was very useful but although thanks to you I can comile using the terminal, how can I enable the compile buttons on Geany?
September 30th, 2008, 12:59 PM
Assuming you have the compiler installed as described above, you need to point Geany to the location of the compiler if i remember correctly. It's somewhere in the preferences.
October 1st, 2008, 01:52 AM
Also make sure you use the template file. If you use a blank file and save it as a cpp or py it still won't let you build or compile. But I never had a problem with it pointing to the compiler.
I installed Geany from the Add/Remove programs so I think it knew already where to find the G++ compiler.
October 1st, 2008, 02:05 AM
wow how'd you come across this old thread...never knew it had to be a template though (never used one)...thanks
@GearedForWar btw New Jersey rules!
October 4th, 2008, 06:00 AM
lol NJ. There is just so much I can say...
But ya I'm suprised you didn't know that. Pissed me off till I just found out about them. I hate using them because then they give you that huge comment crap.
October 4th, 2008, 11:32 AM
i just erase the comments
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