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Old 12-15-2005, 11:13 AM   #1
duncanbball
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make install -vs- make then make install


Being relatively new to Linux is there a difference between issuing a "make", letting that process finish then issuing "make install"? I just use "make install" and skip the "make". Will this cause a problem?
 
Old 12-15-2005, 11:25 AM   #2
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make will make a make file

lol whoops.

make install uses this makefile, so if there is already one in that folder then you dont need to make, i guess.. but u probably always should
 
Old 12-15-2005, 11:53 AM   #3
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I thought make uses a make file to compile a bunch of sources. And make install puts the binaries in place so you can run the program easily.

Can someone clarify?
 
Old 12-15-2005, 12:44 PM   #4
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whoops sorry.. your right, i think i have remembered it backwords :S

make _uses_ the makefile, not creates it.

i meant to change this a while ago, but there was a power outage
 
  


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