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thanks to this board i finally managed to install gcc on my suse 9.1 box.
but how do i install programs with it? i've read in the software manual that i need to use make, that comes with the gcc compiler, but i can't make make to work - it says command not found.
i am trying to install php from the php.net downloads page
when u downloaded the file and extracted it does it not have a read me file which usually will tell u how to install....u may need to cd to the file and run make from there (as root) or it may use the install command, most do have a readme file
Make is a program that uses a file called a Makefile that contains information about how different files depend on each other, and how to create each file. Using make, you can thus say “make” to make the default target, usually the executable, and all the intermediate files with one command.
Automake is a program that extracts dependency information from a set of C or C++ source files, and writes out a Makefile.
Why not build it from source? Get it from: http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/make/
read the INSTALL file after you've unpacked it. You can use the sh build.sh script to create Make and then run 'make install' as root to install it system-wide.