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Old 06-22-2004, 08:13 PM   #1
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make; make install commands in SuSE Linux 9.1 Personal

Running in konsole I'm not being allowed to run either make or make install, both as an ordinary user and as root.

Any ideas why this is happening?
Old 06-22-2004, 08:21 PM   #2
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What is the error message displayed? The system should give you some clue why it won't let you run make.
Old 06-22-2004, 09:43 PM   #3
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What's coming up is the following

"Error: Cannot find gcc.

Error: Cannot find make."

in addition this message has also come up

"Some required files are not installed:

gcc make"

It's fairly clear that SuSE Linux Personal 9.1 comes without these commands. Any ideas where I can find them as downloadable files?
Old 06-22-2004, 09:56 PM   #4
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as you suspect SuSE 9.1 Personal does not come with them these liks should have what you need:

<a href="">GCC</a>
<a href="">Make</a>

If it says you need other libraries make a not of the library it says it's missing than do a google search on that library
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i've having the same problem, only that i'm not getting the same message...what i get is "command not found". I also looked in YaST and gcc and gnu were both installed. Is there anything else I can do?

*note: I'm attempting to install as root.

Keith S.
Old 06-23-2004, 08:09 AM   #6
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Me too, and it's driving me mad. I downloaded my modem driver from Olitec, unpacked the tar gz download, and I have the hsflinmodem- directory in my home/user/bin.
I open this directory in the file manager, and there six directories and 11 files.
The Olitec instructions say tap 'make install ' to configure the driver, then hsconfig to install it.
Using these commands in a console gets from bash ":command not found"
I have tried using these commands whilst I have been in all the 6 directories, one after the other, always the same response from bash.
Is there a Suse expert who can tell me the correct procedure to use? I can get no info from the Konsole help, man pages, or the info pages.
Any help to save my sanity would be gratefully accepted.

Old 06-23-2004, 10:18 AM   #7
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rogleale, as you have SuSE pro, you should be able to find everything you need on the CDs. Go into YaST and then to 'add/remove software' or whatever it is called. do a search for, and install both 'gcc' and 'make'.

As for hsconfig, it sounds like the manufacturer's own software so it's possible it is included in the tar.gz. Once you've run 'make install' (do this in the directory with files with name like makefile and configure and you may have to be root), then go to the directory (probably whare you already are?) where the hsconfig file is and type ./hsconfig to run it.

It is important however to amke sure you follow the order of the instructions exactly.

As for everyone else, make sure that as well as 'gcc' you also have 'make' installed.


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