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Old 08-06-2011, 11:48 AM   #1
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Qt giving me a hard time. Could not fine make command


I must be really stupid. I can't figure out why Qt wont run the simple addressbook program. There is a complaint about make not found in the environment. But I can't find step by step instructions on getting make in the environment. Here's the actual Compile Output:
Could not find make command: make in the build environment
Error while building project part1
When executing build step 'Make'
Canceled build.

How do I get make in my environment anyway?
 
Old 08-06-2011, 12:36 PM   #2
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Do you have make installed? Use your package manager to install it if you don't.
 
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:43 PM   #3
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That was simple. I thought I was going to have to re-read my Unix book! Although I wish I did have a better understanding of make and how it works and how to use it correctly. My program works now, but can't say I know why.
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:54 PM   #4
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The program probably needed to compile a module or plugin in order to run. If there's program that is not available as a 'binary' file e.g. .deb or .rpm you might have to compile the program yourself. This is where you would use commandline. For compilation to work or succeed you need to have the packages required to compile a program already installed before starting. Once you have those, most of the time you would enter the folder with the source code in it and run: ./configure then make and finally make install.

Here's a brief overview of compiling: Compiling From Source Code
 
  


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