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Old 03-30-2006, 12:19 AM   #1
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gmake or make question

hello all,

i've been trying to do a couple of installs on my linux box. i havent had this problem previously, but now it seems as i need perl. so i go and d/l perl, and try to install it. i cant install perl with out make. i did the whole install-packages off of the slackware cd. but still cant get or find make.

can someone please help me out. i just need the answers of where to and how to install make or gmake.

thanks all,

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Old 03-30-2006, 12:29 AM   #2
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From the terminal type:

ls /usr/bin/make
result should be:
For comparision, here is what you do not want to see:
ls /usr/bin/make_fake
ls: /usr/bin/make_fake: No such file or directory
(of course I just uses 'make_fake' becuase I know its not there)

If you did a full install from the slack CD's you should have it.
If you don't, you can download it here:
(assuming you are running 10.2)
installpkg make-3.80-i386-1.tgz
while 'su' or root.

Got make now?

p.s. - alternativly, does this have what you need?

Come to think of it, slack comes with perl:
??? sure you don't have a path problem or something?

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Old 03-30-2006, 12:36 AM   #3
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omg that was easy. i have no idea why i couldnt do the same. i did however have a differnt version previously of make. same name, differnt sizes. I dunno. but it works. and i appreciate it.

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