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Old 10-30-2008, 12:39 AM   #1
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Weird command

I'm trying to install a software package on my computer. In the installation guide, it says that I should run the "make man && make setup check". I found these 2 commands quite strange because as far as I know, if you want to install a package from source code, first you need to run the "make" command and then "make install". I've never come across any make commands that have such weird parameters as "man" or "setup check". Can anyone please explain to me?
Old 10-30-2008, 01:20 AM   #2
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Have a look at the Makefile in the source folder to see if it is designed to respond to such commands.
Old 10-30-2008, 02:14 AM   #3
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Some programmers write some mighty strange configure scripts, and some don't write any at all. I would either do as Junior Hacker suggests or just try what the install guide says. It doesn't sound that unusual to me.


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