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Old 09-30-2007, 12:11 AM   #1
Cyhaxor
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Question Problem with make command


Ok I downloaded the pptp-1.7.1.tar.gz package and I placed it in:
Quote:
/mtn/memory/Linux/Packages/pptp-1.7.1.tar.gz
Then I run the command:
Quote:
#: cd /mtn/memory/Linux/Packages/
#: tar zxvf pptpd-1.7.1.tar.gz
#: cd pptpd-1.7.1
#: make
#: make install
When I typed the make command I got the output: Nothing to be done for `all' And the make install command gave me the output: `install' is up to date.

What I did wrong?

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Forget it! My fault! I had to run the make and make install command in /pptp-1.7.1 directory and not in /mtn/memory/Linux/Packages/pptp-1.7.1!

I feel so stupid! :P

Last edited by Cyhaxor; 09-30-2007 at 02:13 AM.
 
Old 09-30-2007, 03:15 AM   #2
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You might want to run
Code:
./configure --help|less
and see what the options are, and then run
Code:
 ./configure --what-ever-options
before you run make.
 
Old 09-30-2007, 03:48 AM   #3
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Since I'm here anyway...
Code:
#: cd /mtn/memory/Linux/Packages/
#: tar zxvf pptpd-1.7.1.tar.gz
#: cd pptpd-1.7.1
#: make
... those lines are not normally executed as root. Only install is executed as root, and then, only if the install is to a root-only location.

When you report error messages, copy them, along with the command, and paste them here.

Good you saw your problem and supplied the solution to your post. You did not compound your embarrassment by keeping your lesson secret - now it serves a purpose. Well done.
 
Old 03-08-2009, 09:18 PM   #4
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Exclamation same problem

I have the same problem with "make" command. Truly, this is the 6th forum where i registered to ask this question...
After "./configure" i want to run "make" command, but i got same error as the guy who opened this topic (i can't remember his name)...
Aniway, i am brand new to Linux, Ubuntu 8.04 release btw, and i am a little nervous right now 'cuz i can't find the answer for my questionfor a whole month!!! So, i can't figure out what is wrong in his case. EX: I want to install Compiz-config-manager in tar.gz archive... I extracted archive manualy with right click on it. The directory of compiz i put on desktop. I try to do something with Synaptic i can't click on anything cause it's with gray letters not black. I hope you guys figured this last sentence because my English is not too good.
I can't run "make", what should i do???
I don't have Internet connection at this time, but on april i'l get it.
Thanks in advance
 
Old 03-08-2009, 09:38 PM   #5
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Seems to be going a lot of the "make" problems going around these days.

"make" isn't always installed with the system. So try to figure out first if it is installed.

If not (depending on your system) install it using synaptic or something alike. You also need some gcc files matching the system. Install the latest versions of that as well.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 12:41 AM   #6
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Somebody just pointed out that also the file "makefile" should be installed.
If it is not, use the Synaptic Package Manager to install it.
 
Old 03-11-2009, 07:41 PM   #7
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ything-710135/ is my Topic. I don't want to spam this forum. So if anyone cares to help, pls go there, thanks!
 
  


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