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Old 05-12-2005, 06:32 PM   #1
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MAKE command problem

I'm having a problem trying to run the MAKE command after completion of running the ./configure command. I'm hoping that my problem is simply one of syntax, a result of my newness to Linux.

As an example, in attempts to install the TkDesk program I successfully ran the ./configure command from the Terminal window, using the command ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/TkDesk-2.0 --with-tcl=/usr/local/ActiveTcl/lib. At the conclusion of running ./configure the Terminal window echoed, "configure complete, now type 'make' ". However, when I tried to run the MAKE command I was presented with a barrage of errors, typically:

error: conflicting types for `Tcl_FindCommand' or
error: conflicting types for `Tcl_CreateNamespace'

Because of these errors, no folders were created, no files were installed, and the MAKE command self-terminated. Attempting to install other programs using the MAKE command resulted in similar errors.

How do I use the MAKE command properly? I'm running Fedora release 2.6.

Old 05-12-2005, 07:12 PM   #2
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try running make as root....

type 'su' then enter the root password, then type 'make'

i'm not sure thats the problem, but it might work.. good luck
Old 05-12-2005, 07:50 PM   #3
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Thanks fatrandy13. I should have mentioned in my original post that I was root. I copied the Tereminal window echo for both the ./ configure and the MAKE command runs into a txt file. The beginnig of the MAKE command log is:

[root@localhost tkdesk-2.0]# make

Because I was root, the program folders were set to be installed under /usr/local by default rather than under /home.


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