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Old 11-09-2006, 09:52 PM   #1
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Using the 'make' command

I'm trying to install a plugin for gtkpod for my ipod video... Everything works perfect until the point where I type in


It says
bash: make: command not found
Does this just mean I have to be root to do the install or is it just screwing up? THanks.
Old 11-09-2006, 09:57 PM   #2
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no, it means you have to check that you have make installed, and if not install it

[chakkerz@tigerente ~]$ which make
[chakkerz@tigerente ~]$ rpm -q --whatprovides make
if you are running something that has yum you would run
sudo yum install make
Old 11-09-2006, 10:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help man
Old 11-10-2006, 03:26 AM   #4
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By the way, if you've not got make installed, it's probable that you don't have a lot of other development tools which you may need. Make sure you have the C compiler, gcc installed, and possibly the C++ part, g++. Also check you have autoconf, automake, libtool and binutils.

In Ubuntu these basic software building tools can easily be installed by installing the package called build-essential.

When you read the README and/or INSTALL files for the thing you are trying to build, you may see a list of dependencies which need to exist on your machine before you can do the build. Be aware that you'll need the development versions of these packages. Most distros provide two versions of packages like libraries - the main package being suitable to run programs which use it, the other (usually with a -dev or -devel suffix on the package name) is needed to build programs which use the package.


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