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Old 01-25-2004, 07:58 PM   #1
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make: command not found


Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought "make" was a big part of linux.

I need to use make to "build the binary version for your kernal" of a collection of files....

Driver issue...discussed elsewhere


My question is, Isn't "make" part of every linux distro? If not, what is "make"?
 
Old 01-25-2004, 08:03 PM   #2
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make is a program that falls the rules of a file to comile, link, and install your programs, lucky gor you make is not needed to install make(at elast that what it claims ), just go to www.gnu.org and search for make, dl it, untar it, and read the readme/install files tehn install like it says to and u got make


it should be part of every distro -- tho its not required sence its only used when compiles multiple files as one
 
Old 01-25-2004, 08:25 PM   #3
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It is probably more easy to grab the development packages from your distribution CD-ROM set. If you use RedHat you can install the development stuff from the package manager.

Håkan
 
Old 01-25-2004, 08:29 PM   #4
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lol i keep forgeting that people use cd's and there distros offer precomiled packages
 
Old 01-25-2004, 08:40 PM   #5
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Thanks to all for your replies...

I am working with my laptop which has Mandrake 8.1 - I recall when I installed I left out many applications ( make, gedit, ncftp )

So yes I would like to get them - or at least "make" off of the distro CD. I know how to do it in Windows - But how do I do it in Linux? If I load the CD, won't it prompt to reinstall the OS?
 
Old 01-25-2004, 08:52 PM   #6
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i dono if makderake has autoplay suport, but jsut put the rquired cd in and open it like you normaly would i think is how they do it , or is there some special program to do this to? --lol i use a very spimlifieyed verson of linux so all i knwo how to do is dl the source, untar, ./configure --prefix=/, make, make check, make install
 
Old 01-26-2004, 04:47 PM   #7
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Tried getting make off of my distro CD's. After inserting CD's and mounting I viewed contents of Commercial Application CD and Supplementatry Application CD and couldnt find "make". So I'll download from the site given earlier.

Thanks for your responses.....
 
Old 01-26-2004, 06:55 PM   #8
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I don't know about with 8.anything, but I'm using 9.1 and I believe the command for the package explorer is urpmi

There may be a control menu, if you're using gnome it's under configuration and named Mandrake Control Center, then go to Packaging, or maybe it's Software.. then click add a package.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 10:13 PM   #9
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Terrific... Yes that did it.

I went to Control Center -> System -> Software Manager

And I was able to install packages including "make" from the distribution CD. Much easier..

Thanks so much.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 04:27 PM   #10
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You're welcome. Remember those CDs have a LOT of packages on them (well, 9.1 did, and so did my Debian disks, Debian had around 9 CDs I think..) so if you need something, they're the easiest way to go until you want to experiment with patches etc.
 
  


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