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Old 09-01-2004, 02:09 PM   #1
SteveH
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Installing: the 'make' command


I am trying to install a driver for an ADSL modem (ZyXEL Prestige 630). I've found and downloaded from Sourceforge what I hope is the right driver and am following the instruction that came with the driver.

The instructions say:
1. Copy the driver to the directory /usr (done that)
2. Untar the .tgz driver file (done that)
3. Go to the directory usr/amedyn that was set up from the unpacking (done that)
4. Compile amedyn: make
So I type in the single word 'make' and get an error message "No such command".

What am I doing wrong, please?
 
Old 09-01-2004, 02:19 PM   #2
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if i remember correctly, suse 9.1 doesn't ship with the "make" command...check out

http://www.rpmseek.com

and do a search for the "make" rpm for suse 9.1 and install it
 
Old 09-01-2004, 02:36 PM   #3
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Re: Installing: the 'make' command

Quote:
Originally posted by SteveH
I am trying to install a driver for an ADSL modem (ZyXEL Prestige 630). I've found and downloaded from Sourceforge what I hope is the right driver and am following the instruction that came with the driver.

The instructions say:
1. Copy the driver to the directory /usr (done that)
2. Untar the .tgz driver file (done that)
3. Go to the directory usr/amedyn that was set up from the unpacking (done that)
4. Compile amedyn: make
So I type in the single word 'make' and get an error message "No such command".

What am I doing wrong, please?

You must install the devel package (make, gcc, ecc...), default installation not install them.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 04:32 PM   #4
SteveH
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Thanks for the replies.

Hmm, I thought (innocently) that all distros recognised all Linux commands. Oh well, now I must install in order to install.

Sigh.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 05:44 PM   #5
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i didn't realize until recently that things like "make" were actually programs...my suspicion is you have SuSE 9.1 personal, which doesn't seem to come with the compiling tools, such as make, make install and the like. fortunately, they're free and easily downloaded...
the upside? you're gonna learn tons from this...
 
Old 09-01-2004, 06:23 PM   #6
SteveH
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detpenguin wrote:
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my suspicion is you have SuSE 9.1 personal, which doesn't seem to come with the compiling tools, such as make, make install and the like. fortunately, they're free and easily downloaded...
Yes, guilty as charged. SuSE 9.1 Pro, I gather, does have them. I am now paying the price for being a cheapskate.

I have found another message in this forum that gives all the details of the ftp site and which modules to download and install, so I'm off in that direction.

Quote:
the upside? you're gonna learn tons from this...
Boy, you're right there! I'm just hoping that I don't need the 'make' command in order to install the 'make' command.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 07:49 PM   #7
detpenguin
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nah...not a cheapskate...pro prolly has a ton of stuff you'd pay for but never use...with personal, you can add only the stuff you want/need for free...plus learn as you go, which is a definate plus. then, you can share your new found knowledge here helping others...yup yup.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 03:46 AM   #8
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Hi SteveH,

I'm having similar problems than you had (yes, cheapstake too, here), I also have the Zyxel 630-11, got the amedyn package, downloaded gcc, glibc, libusb and all that stuff and installed it, but now I'm pretty much stuck. When I do a make in the /usr/amedyn/, it does not complete the make (or it does not seem to do it), so I wondered:


How ended your story? (new modem bought, installed the Zyxel?)

Which packages did you install? (If you bought another modem, then I'll byte the bullet, eventually)

Thanx!


 
  


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