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Old 01-27-2009, 09:33 AM   #1
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Fedora 10 does not found command "make"

Hi guys,

I do not have any experience with Linux, so please be patient if I'll say any stupidity.

I have problems with installing simple ftpd sw where is installation instructions says to perform "make" and "make install" commands.
My Fedora 10 shows that "command not found" in both cases.
Looking for solutions around internet, I've tried it with or without root admin, with "yum install make", with "yum groupinstall 'Development Tools'", but result is negative anyway.

For example, putting command "yum install make", info is following:
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Could not retrieve mirrorlist error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (111, 'Connection refused')>
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora.
Please verify its path and try again

even if the internet connection is OK!
Old 01-27-2009, 10:14 AM   #2
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Hi. Your answer is here.
Old 01-27-2009, 10:18 AM   #3
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Do not use 'make' to compile and install programs unless absolutely needed: you could mess up your system. Prefer to install software delivered in binary form and coming from an "official" mirror for your distribution (Fedora 10).

The error you noticed (text in bold) had nothing to do with 'make', it says that for some reason you couldn't get access to the mirror list the 'yum' utility was trying to reach. But I can access it whilst writing this message, so may be your connection did not work at that point of time or the computer host of the list was unreachable when you issued the command.

As for ftp utilities you probably have already several in your system, e.g. ftp or lftp. Or you could use wget. Or, if you do not like to use the command line, put ftp: at the beginning of the address in the address bar in Konqueror.

For instance type in Konqueror's address bar: to get the 'make' package if you still want it. You can then use the 'rpm' utility to install it.

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Old 02-05-2009, 07:28 AM   #4
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Can't find make to install wireless driver

As good as Linux is, I cannot understand why they do not have the available Linux wireless drivers in the distro.

This is my first attempt to use Linux so I know essentially nothing.

I have a Broadcom 4312 card in my Dell Inspiron 1525. I only have wireless access locally. I downloaded the official Broadcom Linux driver for this card at work, got the directions and attempted to install it on the laptop and it can't find the 'make' command.

I know of no other way to install it since the directions only reference using Make. This came as a tar file which I had no trouble installing and it gave me three files, one of which was a Makefile. I don't know where to go from here. Is there any other way to install this wireless driver?

Any help can be list here or directly to my email

t. martin
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Originally Posted by tmartindub View Post
As good as Linux is, I cannot understand why they do not have the available Linux wireless drivers in the distro.
Complain to the wifi cards manufacturers who don't provide the source code for their drivers.


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