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Old 05-18-2006, 07:45 AM   #1
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no makefile found


I tried to install php 5.1.4 on my Mandriva 2006 distro with apache 2.0. I just extracted the php tar into a directory in my Documents in my home and executed configure. Then I executed make and I got the message make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop. Does this mean that the configure didn't work or something else?


Old 05-18-2006, 07:48 AM   #2
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It means gnu make is not installed.
Old 05-18-2006, 08:21 AM   #3
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configure usually lists results; did it show any problems?

The error message comes from make, so it is installed (imho). You might be executing make from the wrong directory.

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Old 05-18-2006, 12:41 PM   #4
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try cd to the extracted directory, then run './configure', then 'make'. If you stil lhave same problem, post the output from './configure'.

Old 05-24-2006, 04:07 AM   #5
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It was missing MySQL

Sorry guys,

It was due to missing MySQL client libraries. I managed to install php but couldn't start Apache. I'll post that problem separately.



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