the source files. i thought i knew where they are but now i am in doubt. i say this because i have done some modifications to an handful of files and i was unsure of the run time result. so i commented out a bunch of stuff. no run time change. so i commented out a critical part and the still no runtime change.
so either the interpreter is still reading commented out code or i am working in the wrong src dir ??
oh sorry i am using ubuntu 12.10. the program is c++, [/edit/ the program i am trying to modify] it is not a binary distro. its an open source program that needs to be built from tarball.
/edit/ so why cant i find my own source files?? like i said i am commenting out sections of code, rebuilding starting from bootstrap, and the lines commented out are still being executed. wth is going on here ??
More than likely, the sources will be in a subdir of where you untared the file. The installed binaries' location are defined during the ./configure according to probably a value defined in variable PREFIX. check the Makefile. There is no README?