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Old 07-05-2006, 01:03 PM   #1
abdo88
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A problem with 'make'...


Hey,

I got some programs from sourceforge.. as .tar.gz and when I was installing them I did the following:

1- tar xvzf file.tar.gz which worked fine...
2- ./configure which worked fine too...
3- make

Then it says the following (with make, make install, make all...)

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


Note: I was logged as root... and the folder has three files :

Makefile.in
Makefile.am
Makefile.mingw

Any help guys...

Thanks
 
Old 07-05-2006, 01:05 PM   #2
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What was the output of the configure script? Usually a makefile isn't generated when there's something wrong (e.g. missing library or compiler) and configure tells you as much. What are you trying to install anyway?
 
Old 07-05-2006, 03:04 PM   #3
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Actually yeah the ./configure failed... it says:

GLib 2.0

How do I get that on Mepis
 
Old 07-05-2006, 03:09 PM   #4
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Mepis is based on Debian, so you should be able to do something like "apt-cache search glib" to search for packages with glib in the name (presumably, I don't use Debian so can't say for sure) and the install the relevant package(s) with "apt-get install package".

Edit: I'm guessing you don't have GNOME installed then? If you did, you'd definitely have GLib.
 
Old 07-05-2006, 03:56 PM   #5
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I tried to install it by apt-get and by package manger and it says that I already have the latest version!
 
Old 07-05-2006, 04:50 PM   #6
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I tried to install it by apt-get and by package manger and it says that I already have the latest version!
I just had a look at apt-cache, There are 2 packages libglib1.2-dev and libglib2.0-dev. Just check you have the 2.0 packages installed.
 
Old 07-05-2006, 05:12 PM   #7
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It is installed...
 
Old 07-05-2006, 08:26 PM   #8
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OK, does the config.log file say why glib failed? If it simply could not find it, run ./configure --help. Look for an option to specify where to look for glib (maybe --with-glib=GLIBPREFIX or something). If it is another error then post it and maybe someone will know the answer.
 
  


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