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Old 03-02-2002, 04:52 PM   #1
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Unhappy during compile "make" fails.

Can anyone point me in the right direction.

Loads of tarballs will allow b\me to unpack and configure in the apps directory. But when I get to the "make" command it 90% of the time tells me "no targets specified and no makefile found".

I have followed all the install files always.

I'm running SuSE 7.3 and have recently upgraded to the newest KDE version.

Please Help? Thanks.
Old 03-03-2002, 01:28 AM   #2
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What are these tarballs? Are they themes for your new KDE? Are there any README or INSTALL files in tarballs directories? If there are, read them. For themes fo KDE you should run make -f Makefile.cvs to create Makefile with rules.
Old 03-04-2002, 11:05 PM   #3
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Sounds like you need to ....
a) Read the README or INSTALL files that came with the tarball.
(Use less as in "less README")
b) Probably you need to run configure
./configure --help
to get all the options. Read and see.
Watch the output for any complaints about missing libraries.
Install those first, then run configure again. Repeat until it comes clean.

Then say make.

With some packages you have to be in the src directory.

Some packages are really too hairy to be built by a newbie....
libc being the prime example. There be dragons. Use the libc provided by a dist.

Old 03-05-2002, 08:57 PM   #4
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I'll Keep at it


But, I do always read the install or readme files first. It works maybe half the time, no problems with rpms of course.

The culprit tars were from a Linux Format CD. E.g. all the games did't install. I suppose they each had different dependencies.

I probably need to learn more bash and file structure stuff.


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