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I got the following error message:

sh: make: not found

I guess I need to install make, or a compiler on my Ubuntu 9.04

Could you tell me what I exactly need to type to install it?

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up vote 45 down vote accepted

try sudo apt-get install build-essential

build-essential is a package which contains stuff needed for building software. (make, gcc ..)

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you meant sudo apt-get install build-essential right ? – Patrick Sep 25 '10 at 16:36
yeah cool it worked – Patrick Sep 25 '10 at 16:36

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