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Old 02-05-2002, 02:23 AM   #1
Zurvaan
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Unhappy using the "make" command


HI

I'm new to LInux. I am trying to install the WIndows Manager 0.80.0 package. Have reached up to the stage where I need to run the "make install" command. But I can't find the command.

I have tried searching the windows manager 0.80.0 dir also, but to no awail.

Would appreciate some help.

Regards,
Zurvaan
 
Old 02-05-2002, 02:46 AM   #2
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"make" is a program that should be included along with the base package in any linux distro. "make install" is the final step in a source installation. generally, these are the steps:

./configure
make
su
make install
 
Old 02-05-2002, 10:44 PM   #3
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make is looking up Makefile for rules, and triggers, so when you type
make install
what make does is opening the Makefile for reading and locates the install rule, and then parses the commands to the shell.
 
  


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