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Old 10-28-2004, 10:35 PM   #1
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Troubles with the 'make' command

I just started dual booting SuSe Personal edition 9.1 with WindowsXP Home Edition, and I'm having some troubles, right now mostly with gaim. I have the following files for it:

^ All of those are from Guru's RPM site. They're rpm packages as well, but my problem comes when I try to use the 'make' command with opencdk-0.5.4. I can correctly use the './configure' command after having installed the GCC Compiler. I get this error message with the make command:
"bash: make: command not found"

Is there some sort of package I can download that will allow me to use that command? Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.
Old 10-28-2004, 11:34 PM   #2
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yeah, you need to install make.
its part of the delelopment packages.

its best you install the development tools that come with your distro.

whenever you get a command not found error, its usually because it is not installed.
Old 10-29-2004, 11:08 PM   #3
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I assume that since I'm using SuSe 9.1 I'd use YaST to search for this development package. But what would I specifically search for? Searching for 'Make' came up with no results, then going to Package Groups and to Development, I see that I've installed all the development packages except for those involving the GNOME user interface. Can anybody give any suggestions as to what to do, or possible provide a link as to where I could attain this? Thanks again.

Also, to avoid making a new thread, I'd thought I'd post a problem I'm having with installing Python 2.3. I've uncompressed the .tar.gz package, and after traveling to it via the 'cd' command, and I use the ./configure command, this is what results:

"checking MACHDEP... linux2
checking EXTRAPLATDIR...
checking for --without-gcc... no
checking for --with-cxx=<compiler>... no
checking for c++... no
checking for g++... no
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C++ compiler default output... configure: error: C++ compiler cannot create executables"

If at all possible, please explain what I'm missing, and if need be, what I need to install in order for this to work.

Last edited by DemonicPenguin; 10-29-2004 at 11:13 PM.
Old 11-01-2004, 04:46 AM   #4
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since u'r using personal, it cant do these things. either u change to professional version or change various things. search around the forums and u should be able to get it.
Old 11-01-2004, 05:34 AM   #5
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You should download rpms for make, gcc, glibc... and a couple others, but at least with these three you should be able to compile stuff...
Old 11-01-2004, 06:32 AM   #6
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Originally posted by pranij
since u'r using personal, it cant do these things. either u change to professional version or change various things. search around the forums and u should be able to get it.
should still be able to find the relevant RPMs, he shouldnt have to upgrade to professional just to get this to work.

I try to go out my way to get every single development package out there. I prefer compiling from source for most of my applications, so once the libraries are in place its realllly easy

I havent used Suse for a while, but it has a decent package manager with YasT doesnt it? If so, get those CDs on hand and install the development packages. If you have the disk space just install them all, if not you might have to be a bit more choosy. GCC is a must though, as is glibc. Youl need autoconf, and then whatever else your asked for.

Should be quite straightforward with Yast though. Good luck!


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