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Old 07-05-2006, 06:40 AM   #1
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terminal can't find "make" command

In order to install Wesnoth I need to install SDL, the version on my ubuntu pc is too old. so i figured i would simply install it however, this is what I got after I did ./configure.

checking for Linux 2.4 unified input interface... yes
checking for Touchscreen library support... no
checking for hid_init in -lusbhid... no
checking usb.h usability... no
checking usb.h presence... no
checking for usb.h... no
checking libusb.h usability... no
checking libusb.h presence... no
checking for libusb.h... no
checking for hid_init in -lusb... no
checking for usbhid... no
checking for pthreads... yes
checking for recursive mutexes... yes
checking for pthread semaphores... yes
checking linux/version.h usability... yes
checking linux/version.h presence... yes
checking for linux/version.h... yes
configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: creating Makefile
config.status: creating sdl-config
config.status: creating SDL.spec
config.status: creating SDL.qpg
config.status: creating sdl.pc
config.status: creating include/SDL_config.h
config.status: executing default commands
./config.status: line 1333: make: command not found

Well there is a whole list more, but this is just the last part. I think this part is the most important one, especially the last line. How is it possible that he can't find the make command. Even if I type make manually he can't find it.
Old 07-05-2006, 06:44 AM   #2
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Make sure you have make installed and set in your PATH.
Old 07-05-2006, 06:49 AM   #3
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When a command is not found, there are 2 possibilities:
  • It is not installed in your path => modify your path or move the command to somewhere in your path.
  • It is not installed at all => install it.
In your case, I would bet you're in the second situation.
Old 07-05-2006, 07:09 AM   #4
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In your case, I would bet you're in the second situation
yeah, you were right


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