Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 09-13-2008, 01:13 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2008
Posts: 42

Rep: Reputation: 15
gnu make ..

i have a make file which have options for build , install ,clean and hardclean .

When i do
make build dir_name=/home/a

If i build whole thing in directory and if i do

make build dir_name=/home/b

will tell that it is all uptodate ..becos of created in the directory of the Makefile ....

Is there any way around ?
Old 09-15-2008, 02:31 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Kubuntu 12.10 (using awesome wm though)
Posts: 3,530

Rep: Reputation: 63
make itself just reads the makefile and follows instructions in there. Without more information about the contents of the makefile, it is impossible to say what is going on.

If you are building an open source project which others can download, please provide a link to that project and say what version you are using so we can download it and take a look at it.

If it is your own project, please post the source and the makefile.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which GNU Make???? munichtexan Linux - Newbie 22 11-20-2005 09:37 AM
Need help installing gnu make 3.80.0 AljoshaNL Linux - Software 0 08-19-2005 04:16 AM
Shell commands in GNU make? MadCactus Linux - Software 0 02-17-2004 03:11 PM
How to do a make? GNU Krell steve65 Linux - Software 6 10-22-2002 10:42 AM
GNU make problems MacDaddy Linux - General 9 08-26-2001 02:09 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:27 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration