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Old 05-07-2011, 03:30 AM   #1
shailendra1993
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Please Help


i m trying to install glib on my pc but i was always encounter a probelem in make
it says "No Target Specified No Makefile Found Stop"
please Help
gzip -cd glib-2.28.0.tar.gz
% cd glib-2.28.0
% ./configure
% make <-----HERE I GET ERROR No Target Specified No Makefile Found Stop

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Old 05-07-2011, 03:33 AM   #2
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Greetingz!

Welcome to LQ! Please change the title of your thread, as "please help" doesn't really help.
Also, please remember to specify details such as what you're trying to compile, where you got it from, and what Linux Distribution you're currently running.

Thanks!
 
Old 05-07-2011, 03:34 AM   #3
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Hello,

What exactly are you trying to do? What distro and version are you using? Post the exact procedure you followed and what exact errors you got.

Also when asking a question it's better to put a more descriptive title for your post if you want to draw attention to your problem. A title like 'Please Help' has the opposite effect and will not give you a fast solution to your problem.

Kind regards,

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Old 05-07-2011, 04:17 AM   #4
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Hi,

I received your mail. Do you have any particular reason why you are compiling glib instead of installing using your package manager? Speaking about which, what package manager do you use, and even better, as asked twice before, what distribution and version do you use?

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Eric
 
Old 05-07-2011, 04:29 AM   #5
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Hello shailendra1993,

Could you please stick to the thread for your posting instead of mailing? That way the entire community is able to help you out. If you only reply by mail then nothing seems to be happening in your thread which might give LQ users the impression that you're not responding. Also by only emailing an individual member of LQ you're not taking advantage of the knowledge available here at LQ. So I'm taking the liberty of posting your mail contents here so that others can give their input too:

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UBUNTU 11.04
i m installing that to learn C/C++
well the problem is cannot install none of the softwares due to this make error
Again, please answer in this thread instead of through mail.

That being said, let me repeat my previous question? Why don't you use your package manager to install what you need? What's the reason you 'need' to compile?

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 05-07-2011, 04:51 AM   #6
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I Have Been USing Ubuntu 11.04 [Installed Today] I Am Not Able To Install .tar.bz2 or any tar files and i always get an error at Make Command As I HAve Told You Already Please Tell Me How To Troubleshoot It
How to i use package manager for glib i m new

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Old 05-07-2011, 04:57 AM   #7
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Hello,

As I already told you, why do you want to compile something you need to install using your package manager? Is there any particular reason to not use the package manager. Your make command fails because you don't have a build environment set up. Have a look at this site on how to use your package manager to install a build environment. There's no troubleshooting involved. You only need to understand that it's preferable to always use your package manager to install applications. You only need to compile when software is not available for your distro from the different repositories or when you have special needs (special functions that are not enabled by installing using a package for example).

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:00 AM   #8
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Thanks

Thank You Very Much Eric I Have Learned To Use It Thanks
But Then u also agree some programs need to be compiled that is why i m learning compiling
 
Old 05-07-2011, 05:04 AM   #9
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Hello,

Of course some programs need to be compiled but if you want to learn about compiling the first thing you need to learn is to set up your build environment so you have the tools for compiling available. That's where the package manager comes in handy since it takes care of all the dependencies to get your build environment up and running. Have a look at the page I pointed you too.

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Old 05-07-2011, 06:20 AM   #10
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sorry eric that was a mistake
If I Need to compile a software and install it the is there a real need to run this command
sudo apt-get build-dep <app name>
because the compiling tutorial isn't really working
 
Old 05-07-2011, 06:25 AM   #11
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Hello,

That command only looks if all dependencies for a packages are in place so that you can compile without (or at least less errors). If you don't want to use it then that's up to you as will be up to you to fix errors produced when compiling. What do you mean by
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because the compiling tutorial isn't really working
What's failing? Where are you getting errors? Be as verbose as possible please. The above statement tells us nothing.

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Old 05-07-2011, 09:16 AM   #12
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i will post a video of that error

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Old 05-07-2011, 09:20 AM   #13
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Hi,

I wouldn't trust people I don't know to login on my system. You should be able to just post the errors you get (which you're not doing) and we could take it from there. The more verbose you are in your questions and errors the better help you can get. Also, if you try to solve it like this, you'll learn a lot more about your system and Linux then you would if I or somebody else would connect to your system and solve the problem for you. So, post the errors you get. This community is not about getting personalized help but all about helping you help yourself by understanding and learning.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 05-07-2011, 09:41 AM   #14
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here are the screenshots

1.Trying to install Xvid Cap
http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/...Screenshot.png

http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/...creenshot1.png

2.TRIED THE MAKE COMMAND
http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/...Screenshot.png

3.TRIED sudo checkinstall
http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/...reenshot-1.png
 
Old 05-07-2011, 09:45 AM   #15
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Hi,

You've got what you need to know right in front of you. The four lines stating
Quote:
No package 'packagename' found
So you need to install those packages since they are dependencies for what you're trying to compile. So you use your package manager to install the dependencies first, then compile again. That's what compiling is all about: the first step is to comply with the dependencies.

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