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Old 04-09-2004, 05:22 PM   #1
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'make' and 'make install' commands dont work on my system?


I am running suse 8.2

try to install apps the way they want me to using these commands

./configure works

but

make and make install dont?

help someone plsssssssss
 
Old 04-09-2004, 05:24 PM   #2
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what do you mean by "don't work"?

do you have make installed?
 
Old 04-09-2004, 05:34 PM   #3
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im tryin to install guard dog firewall and some apps that install very similier..
it asks me to go to directory then type ./configure then asks me to type make this wat comes up after i press enter

make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.


same thing for make install?

i dont kno wat make is?or where to get it from sorry im very new to linux
 
Old 04-09-2004, 05:49 PM   #4
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well is there a file called Makefile in the program's directory?
 
Old 04-10-2004, 12:16 AM   #5
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There was an error during the ./configure stage. This program produces the file Makefile that the make program uses. You may be missing a needed library. Look at the config.log file to find out what went wrong.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 09:21 AM   #6
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there is a makefile

makefile.am
makefile.in

files like that?

make and make install just dose not work at all
 
Old 04-11-2004, 09:50 AM   #7
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<_<

Like jschiwal said, check the config.log.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 11:39 AM   #8
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Those files are not the makefile. It will be called 'Makefile' after configure finishes.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 11:46 AM   #9
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well to use the existing make file use
make -f <the file name>
since there is a problem with configure the correct make file generally
Makefile
has not been generated.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 12:17 PM   #10
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As said, the cause of your problem seems to be the fact that there was some sort of error during the ./configure process. You'll need to post the results of that (from the file config.log within the directory you're working in), so you can get help figuring out what exectly error'd out during configure...

Those things that look like they "might" be problems/errors during the configure stage usually are. I know when I first started using source, when I got an error -- and I really didn't know what to do if I 'did' get an error -- I just ignored it, crossed my fingers and prayed something would fall into place. Unfortunately it's not like that. It's not a problem either, though. The process generates errors, we examine the errors, take care of the problem, then reconfigure (and if you're nutty, hope for new errors to play with!).

At any rate, the first cause of your problem is the configure stage errors, not the 'make' or 'make install' stages.
 
  


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