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Old 11-02-2014, 04:43 AM   #1
HayesPatterson
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Gmake command not found in terminal


Hi all, I'm rather new at this so pardon if the question is silly.

Been trying to install BitchX (IRC) to Ubuntu 14.04 and the faq from their site left these instructions:

$ wget http://www.bitchx.com/download/ircii...1-final.tar.gz
$ tar xvfz ircii-pana-1.1-final.tar.gz
$ cd BitchX
$ ./configure
$ gmake
$ gmake install_local

This worked fine until I got to gmake - my terminal tells me the command doesn't exist "command not found". Is there a fix for this, or is the command simply called something else now.

Searches of this site didn't yield anything, but if I simply missed it please link me to whatever page would help - thanks!
 
Old 11-02-2014, 05:29 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

'gmake' is "gnu make", which is 'make'.

'gmake' is usually a symlink to make, but :
There is no symlink gmake -> make in the Ubuntu package "make"
http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/i386/make/filelist

So you can just type ...
$ make
$ make install_local

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Old 11-02-2014, 07:09 AM   #3
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If you really want to use gmake you need to install the bash-completion package.
Quote:
programmable completion for the bash shell

bash completion extends bash's standard completion behavior to achieve complex command lines with just a few keystrokes. This project was conceived to produce programmable completion routines for the most common Linux/UNIX commands, reducing the amount of typing sysadmins and programmers need to do on a daily basis
This package contains but gmake and gnumake among many many other commands.
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Old 11-03-2014, 07:43 AM   #4
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Welcome to LQ.

'gmake' is "gnu make", which is 'make'.

'gmake' is usually a symlink to make, but :
There is no symlink gmake -> make in the Ubuntu package "make"
http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/i386/make/filelist

So you can just type ...
$ make
$ make install_local

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Thank you, although when I tried this I simply recieved error 127.
Will look into it more soon, perhaps I need to clean it off and restart the instalation.
 
Old 11-03-2014, 09:48 AM   #5
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OK, I don't think you can build the "year 2003 version"
of ircii / BitchX on Ubuntu 14.04.

There is a "contemporary version" for Fedora,
included the upcoming Fedora 21 (release Dec 2014.)
Source package http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedo...6.fc21.src.rpm

If you tell which Ubuntu 14.04, you are using,
I will check the possibility of building an Ubuntu package:
BitchX-1.2.1 .

→ Please tell the output from this command : $ uname -m

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