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Old 10-28-2005, 03:14 PM   #1
plutonas
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GDB (GNU DeBugger)


Hi I wan't to install gdb (gnu debugger) which I downloaded from the gnu homepage.
I run ./configure, everything OK, but while running make install I get:
[root@ppp14 gdb-6.3]# make install
/bin/sh ./mkinstalldirs /usr/local /usr/local
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/plutonas/programs/GDB/gdb-6.3/bfd'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/plutonas/programs/GDB/gdb-6.3/bfd'
make: *** [install-bfd] Error 2

What does this mean? Where should I look and what should I do to fix this?
Thanks,
plutonas
 
Old 10-28-2005, 07:06 PM   #2
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It means that make does not know what to do if you tell it to install.

"install" is something which must be described in the Makefile. If it is not described in the Makefile, make does not know how to handle this request.

Which is correct, because the README says that you should do only "configure", then " "make", and then copy the binary to the bin directory.

Have you actually read the README?

jlinkels
 
Old 10-29-2005, 02:17 AM   #3
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I have but maybe too fast.
Here the last what I got from make:
checking for wctype... yes
checking for library containing gethostbyname... none required
checking for library containing socketpair... none required
checking for library containing waddstr... no
checking for library containing tgetent... no
configure: error: no termcap library found
make: *** [configure-gdb] Error 1

And the last from make install:

done; \
fi
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/plutonas/programs/GDB/gdb-6.3/libiberty/tests uite'
make[2]: Nothing to be done for `install'.
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/plutonas/programs/GDB/gdb-6.3/libiberty/testsu ite'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/plutonas/programs/GDB/gdb-6.3/libiberty'
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/plutonas/programs/GDB/gdb-6.3/readline'
make[1]: Nothing to be done for `install'.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/plutonas/programs/GDB/gdb-6.3/readline'
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/plutonas/programs/GDB/gdb-6.3/sim'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/plutonas/programs/GDB/gdb-6.3/sim'
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/plutonas/programs/GDB/gdb-6.3/gdb'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/plutonas/programs/GDB/gdb-6.3/gdb'
make: *** [install-gdb] Error 2


What now?
 
Old 10-29-2005, 06:32 AM   #4
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Sorry for posting again. I have a termcap library:
bash-2.05b$ locate libtermcap
/home/plutonas/.kde/share/apps/RecentDocuments/libtermcap-2.0.8-4.m68kmint.rpm.desktop
/home/plutonas/.kde/share/apps/RecentDocuments/libtermcap-2.0.8-36mdk.src.rpm.desktop
/home/plutonas/.kde/share/apps/RecentDocuments/libtermcap-2.0.8-4.m68kmint.rpm[2].desktop
/home/plutonas/programs/GDB/libtermcap-2.0.8-4.m68kmint.rpm
/usr/share/doc/libtermcap2-2.0.8
/usr/share/doc/libtermcap2-2.0.8/ChangeLog
/usr/share/doc/libtermcap2-2.0.8/README
/lib/libtermcap.so.2.0.8
/lib/libtermcap.so.2


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So, I don't know what to do! I need GDB, but I can't install it. Is there a way that I can tell the make script where to find the termcap. And which tercap from all above is needed?
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Please help me!
Thx,
plutonas
 
Old 10-29-2005, 06:35 AM   #5
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do
Code:
./configure --prefix=/usr && make
try
Code:
./configure --help
for more options that might help solving the problem.

Last edited by mr_demilord; 10-29-2005 at 06:38 AM.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 03:26 AM   #6
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It doesn't find the termcap again? I am going crazy.
I also tryed ./configure --with-termcap=/usr/share/doc
but it didn't work either. Why cant it find the termcap library when I have it and I also tell it where it can be found? Where is it searching for the termcap library? Maybe I could put a copy there for the configuration so that it will be found. What do you think?
 
Old 10-30-2005, 03:46 AM   #7
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Sorry, Just found a solution. I had an rpm in my distribution dvd so I installed it from there. Thanks anyway, you don't need to answer now!
 
Old 01-03-2013, 11:08 AM   #8
jamesoo7
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configure: error: no termcap library found

Hi plutonas,mr_demilord,

I referred your problem with solution but I still don't get it. I have same problem like

configure: WARNING: no enhanced curses library found; disabling TUI
checking for library containing tgetent... no
configure: error: no termcap library found
make[1]: *** [configure-gdb] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/xyz/..../xyz'
make: *** [all] Error 2
[xyz/..../xyz]$

Could you please let me know how did you solve this problem?

Thanks
 
Old 03-19-2013, 01:09 PM   #9
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install libncurses5 which will solve your problem

If you are using any debian machine this command will work

sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev

otherwise download the libncurses package and install, then try to compile gdb again.
 
  


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