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Old 10-23-2003, 01:46 PM   #1
J_Szucs
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Cannot make


I cannot install programs from source as the "make" command does not seem to be in my system.

I am after a new installation of SuSE 8.1 and may have missed to install the package (rpm) that provides "make".

By the way, which rpm provides "make"?
 
Old 10-23-2003, 01:50 PM   #2
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Try

> which make

it is usually in /usr/bin. You may just have a path or protection problem.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 01:56 PM   #3
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Well, thanks for the tip, but naturally I know how to find out if I have an executable in my system, or not. That is why I dared to mention that I do not have "make". (After all I have been using Linux for three years, now...)

My problem is that I got used to the fact that make is there "out of the box" after installation of SuSE, but this time it is missing.

And I do not know what to install to get it.
I do not need the exact designation of the rpm with version number, just a rough designation (name) of the rpm to point me into the right direction. It does not matter if your distro is not SuSE, since the package name will be possibly similar in other distros, too.

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by J_Szucs; 10-23-2003 at 02:12 PM.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 03:23 PM   #4
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Noone will be surprised: the name of the rpm is 'make'...

I did not find it because SuSE GmbH did not find it important enough to put it on the first installation CD (the only CD I have), and it was not among the packages I downloaded from their site previously (or I accidentally deleted it).

Now I downloaded and installed it and it works.
 
  


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