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Old 02-07-2004, 10:06 PM   #1
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wtf is wrong with the 'make' command?




ok, i read a bunch of crap and try to install both wireless adaptor and video card drivers without success. so freaking gay, the 'make' command just wont work!
i am using suse 9 pro. so i extracted the folder, and went in there, and i c a file called makefile.
on tutorial, it says i go to his folder, and use make or make install
so in the folder, i right click, and one of the option was 'open terminal here'

so i did that and it was already in the folder /bin/folder

so i type in : make
so i type in : make install

each time i do that, it only says 'bash: command not found'
no matter what i do, that ALWAYS happens. what the hell is wrong? i followed the EXACT steps in the tutorial but its not working!
 
Old 02-07-2004, 10:11 PM   #2
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open up a terminal and change to the directory where you want to compile whatever it is your compiling ...
and then type (no clicking files, rid of the gui ) :
make
 
Old 02-07-2004, 10:17 PM   #3
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changing the directory IN the terminal is the same thing has going into the directory, and right click inside the directory, then selecting the 'run terminal here' option right? and i am pretty sure i am in the directory, and i did type in make
and i didnt click on any file

edit: but still there is error saying bash: command not found
 
Old 02-07-2004, 10:49 PM   #4
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man... this is sad, i did EXACTLY as instruction but it just wouldnt work...
 
Old 02-07-2004, 10:53 PM   #5
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you can't be doing exactly what the instructions are saying, cause you wouldn't be sitting there right clicking the Makefile and telling it to open in a terminal ...

what is it that your trying to install anyways ?
and what steps have you taken when you "state" you did this in the terminal?
 
Old 02-07-2004, 10:55 PM   #6
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did you execute ./configure before you used make?
 
Old 02-07-2004, 11:03 PM   #7
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i didnt not right click makefile, but forget about that

so i cd to the directory, and i just typed in make but nothing happens
i tried typing in ./config as well but it says command not found... i dunno why, i did this a couple of times, which means i couldn't have mistyped it...

iam trying to install the video driver for nvidia gforce
 
Old 02-07-2004, 11:05 PM   #8
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? its a run file ...

just download it and then type :
chmod +x NVIDIA1-..x.x.run
then type :
./NVIDIA-.x.x.run
to run it

of course you'll have to type the complete filename, but thats all that needs to be done ...

p.s its ./configure not ./config
 
Old 02-07-2004, 11:07 PM   #9
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and this might help also ...

here is a complete article

on what to do and type for installing the nvidia drivers ..
 
Old 02-07-2004, 11:16 PM   #10
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ok, thx
now back to the wireless adaptor driver. i got it from here:
http://at76c503a.berlios.de/

how would i go about installing on? on the tutorial it says to type in make, but apparantely i can't get make to work
 
Old 02-07-2004, 11:23 PM   #11
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well you can install the make package if you insist on saying its not there ...
check your packages first and see if the make package is installed ...

never used suse before, so i can't specify how to go about this, or a quick way of doing it ... but i am sure you'll find a way
 
Old 02-07-2004, 11:48 PM   #12
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well, thx for telling me to check if make is installed! your right it isnt!
i googled, and i found this command to check if make is installed
rpm -q make

and it turns out it isnt installed!
so i proceeded with the following
./configure --prefix=$LFS/usr --disable-nls &&
make LDFLAGS=-static &&
make install

but then it doesnt work cause something to do with configure
so i typed
rpm-q configture
and its not installed either!
wtf, whats wrong? how come nothing is installed?
how do i go about installing configure?
 
Old 02-08-2004, 12:22 AM   #13
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any ideas? i tried searching but i couldnt find any info on installing 'configure package'
 
Old 02-08-2004, 01:42 AM   #14
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did you untar the tarball and cd into the extracted directory? make will fail if it doesn't find the file with the name of Makefile (or any of the other files that make recognizes). also some source tarballs may not have a configure script. that's provided by the distributer of the tarball. most of them do though have a configure script. have you tried using whatever update tool that's in yast for installing the make package and other development packages you may need?
 
Old 02-08-2004, 02:30 AM   #15
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Just to add to that, configure isn't a package like make. It is usually a script that is included with whatever source files you're trying to install. If you don't see anything named "configure" in the same directory with the makefile, then you don't need to run ./configure. The configure scripts are specific to the application you're installing and help find the proper variables and configurations for the make process.
 
  


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