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I am trying to install GNU make-3.82 on Windows 7. I downloaded the make-3.82.tar.gz setup but it does not have any setup file.

There is process given on GNU site. But when I reach to the folder in command prompt and after extraction write ./configure it throws error

is not recognized as internal or an external command, operable program or batch file.

The installation procedure is given below but not able to understand how to make it. please help

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Although using MinGW is a good solution, if you wanted to build GNU make yourself you certainly can. However, you're reading the instructions for building GNU make on UNIX/POSIX systems like GNU/Linux. If you want to build it on Windows you should read the instructions in the README.W32 file and follow those. It's actually quite simple to build your own version of GNU make. – MadScientist Jun 20 '14 at 16:46
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Don't bother doing that. Just install MinGW, specifically MSYS.

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Nowadays GNU Make (DL) comes with build_w32.bat and even sln (Visual Studio solution) files.

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You can find a standalone make.exe on this page:

  • Standalone executable, no DLL dependency.
  • Up-to-date (contrarily to the build by GnuWin project, which seems abandoned).
  • A 64-bit build is even offered.

Full credits go to the people of Thanks to them :-)

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