Installing ACE, Linux
Download ACE (recommended version 5.5.5) from (full version!): http://download.dre.vanderbilt.edu/, then unpack it and prepare for the compilation. Build a symlink to config.h as (config.h is in ACE_wrappers/ace):
ln -s config-linux.h config.h
and (which can be found in ACE_wrappers/include/makeinclude):
ln -s platform_linux.GNU platform_macros.GNU
Run make from $ACE_ROOT/ace (e.g. make debug=0 for no debug information). When done, you should see the .so libraries in $ACE_ROOT/lib.
Note: these instructions are derived from: http://www.dre.vanderbilt.edu/~schmidt/DOC_ROOT/ACE/ACE-INSTALL.html#unix
Important: follow the "Using the Traditional ACE/GNU Configuration" method. The other methods will compile successful, but the library you get might not work properly with YARP.
Don't forget to set up the environment veriable ACE_ROOT to point to where ACE was unpacked (e.g. ACE_wrappers). This will be used later on by (CMake) to find the ACE library.