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Old 04-06-2008, 01:46 AM   #1
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trouble with the command 'make' and './configure'

there are these beryl files i need to congfigure and compile. i read the directions it says to cd to the directory its in, type ./configure and then when its done type make and it should compile it... but my problem is every time i configure it it gives me an error saying theres a files thats either disabled or missing. right now im trying to install xrender because beryl supposedly doesnt work without it. i redownloaded it many many times and it still gives me the error

im using ubuntu version 8.04 (when i went to update it it forced me to get that version)

and when i type 'make' it tells me "No targets specified and no makefile found." even though im in the directory and there are many makefiles after the config

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why are you compiling beryl at all? just do a "sudo aptitude install compiz" to install compiz instead, or use the apt repo at for beryl builds. i've not used either under ubuntu myself, but as compiz is there in the standard apt repo's, i'd suggest trying to stick with that. Either way i'd really suggest that you'd have a lot of issues compiling those projects from source when you're not used to it. they can lock up and crash laptops often at the best of times.

fyi though, you'll be missing <something>-dev packages for each missing listed, which you'd also install via apt

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Old 04-06-2008, 02:46 PM   #3
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"No targets specified and no makefile found."
Based on the error feedback I suppose that you have multiple makefiles for different platforms in the source package and have to specify which one to use, or these are created by the config script when you specify the system name. I never compiled beryl from source, but this kind of errors are not unique to beryl, and in fact they are no errors. It's missing input data.

Find the makefile for your system (most likely Linux or UNIX or something like that) and rename it to 'Makefile', or pass the system name to the configuration script like './configure <your-system-name-here>'.

I'm surprised that the documentation doesn't provide info about this. Usually the README or INSTALL files have all infos needed.


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