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Heroku buildpack: C

This is a Heroku buildpack for C apps. It uses Make.


Example usage:

$ ls
configure  Makefile  myapp.c

$ heroku create --stack cedar --buildpack

$ git push heroku master
-----> Heroku receiving push
-----> Fetching custom buildpack
-----> C app detected
-----> Configuring
       Looking for somelibrary… ok
-----> Compiling with Make
       gcc -o myapp myapp.c

The buildpack will detect your app as C if it has the file Makefile in the root. It will run a configure script if it exists in the root of the repository. It will then run make to compile the app.


To use this buildpack, fork it on Github. Push up changes to your fork, then create a test app with --buildpack <your-github-url> and push to it.

For example, you can run if it exists.

Open bin/compile in your editor, and add the following lines above the configure step:

if [ -f ]; then
  echo "-----> Running"
  ./ 2>&1 | indent

Commit and push the changes to your buildpack to your Github fork, then push your sample app to Heroku to test. You should see:

-----> Running
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