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Old 03-14-2004, 09:51 PM   #1
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"make" command not found

I am trying to install a .tar package. I am following the instructions:

./configure --prefix=/usr --noninteractive \
--with-DIR_MAN=/usr/share/man &&
make &&
make install

I type this into the command line, and the following results:

Configuring TIFF Software v3.6.1

If configure does the wrong thing, check the file config.log for
information that may help you understand what went wrong.

Reading site-wide parameters from ./
Do they really still make i686-pc-linux-gnu systems?!
Using /usr/bin/gcc for a C compiler (use -with-CC=compilername to override).
Looks like /usr/bin/gcc supports the -g option.
Using "-g" for C compiler options.
No make located in the search path.

There was no make program in the restricted search used by this script
If make is in a non-standard location set the MAKE environment variable
to the pathname of the appropriate program.
configure: Unrecoverable error! Once you've corrected the problem rerun this script.
linux:/tmp/kde-tim/tiff-v3.6.1 # make
bash: make: command not found

Why cannot the MAKE command be found? I tried "man make" and nothing came up.
Old 03-14-2004, 10:01 PM   #2
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There are distros that do not install the make by default, especially if you have a single installation CD.
Is it at all on your system? Login as root and try:
which make

Does it return anything? If not, install it from CD or from the SuSE site.
Old 03-14-2004, 10:02 PM   #3
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Doesn't look like you have make installed. To find out, try:

rpm -qa | grep make

You should get something like:
~> rpm -qa | grep make

If not, they should be on your installation CDs. Just manually install the rpm or use the YAST package manager to do it for you.
Old 03-15-2004, 09:13 PM   #4
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you are correct. thank you very much.


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