An utility that automates build processes, used mainly to build software on Unix-like systems.

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Have to do “sudo make” or else C can't create executables

I used to be able to run make like normal, but now I have to run make as super user or else it will fail saying that the c compiler can't create executables. Why did this happen?
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Make and Xcode for OS X Snow Leopard

I have OS X Snow Leopard and I need install make (this exists in Xcode). I don't have the DVD to install though. On the Xcode page I don't find an old version of Xcode. How I can get an old ...
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Do something when a file is changed

When I write a LaTeX document, I find myself to press F6 in my editor to compile often. Or when I use SASS, I often type make to convert my .scss into .css. Now I would like to let the machine do the ...
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php build error: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lltdl

I am not a build guru and could use a pointer. I'm trying to make php5 on linux. I have successfully run config. I run make and get the following error: /bin/sh libtool --silent ...
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Mac OS X GNU Make default parameters

Is there any way to set system or user wide that make always uses -j3 parameter?
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How do I prevent myself from accidentally specifying too many threads when compiling?

When I compile stuff I usually want to do this fast, so on my workstation I issue make -j16 And (gnu) make starts compiling with 16 cores. However when I am back on my laptop I don't have 16 cores ...
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Files built with a makefile are disapearing (including the binary)

I am building a program on a TS-7800(SBC), and when I run make (show below), it appears to go through all of the steps normally, but in the end i do not get a binary file. Why is this, and how can I ...
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Homebrew error with MacVim on OSX Lion

I am trying to install Macvim with Homebrew on an OSX machine running Lion. After installing iconv at /opt/local/bin/iconv I get the following error in the log: Error: Can't run ...
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How to install Python 2.7 with Unix libraries on Cygwin

How do I install Python 2.7 with Unix libraries on Cygwin? Obviously getting Python 2.6 is easy - just install the Cygwin package with setup.exe. Installing the Windows version of Python 2.7 ...
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cv.h not found in fedora 15 install of opencv and highgui

I'm writing object tracking software in C++ and using OpenCV and highgui. The problem I have right now is that even after sudo yum install opencv and using the yumex frontend to ensure that all of the ...
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VIM: Don't pause after `make`

How can I make it so that I don't have to press the RETURN key every time I run :make in VIM?
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Ubuntu terminal characters required in Makefiles

So the Linux From Scratch Hint recommends that before you even attempt LFS you should be able to build and install emacs from scratch. I am trying to do this. The INSTALL doc claims it's fairly ...
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make: Interrupt/Exception caught

I'm using Make from the MinGW distribution. It has always worked, but recently I've gotten the following error: > make clean make: Interrupt/Exception caught (code = 0xc0000005, addr = 0x0040b0ac) ...
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How can I go back to the initial opened buffer after :make in vim

When I use make into vim, with :make it automatically jump to the first error, displaying a new buffer in the current tab if needed. I use vim with multiple tabs, most of the time the error buffer is ...
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How to run make file from any directory?

In order to run make file, I am supposed to go to the make file's directory and from there only I can run the make file. How can I do the same even if i am in any directory?
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Does using GMAKE, no longer make it possible to license my software under BSD? [closed]

If I create from scratch a software tool, but I want to use GMAKE (vs FreeBSD "make") to build my tool from source, does using GMAKE prevent me from license my tool under a BSD license since my tool ...
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make: my own simple repository

I have got an account on a server at my university. I want to share a program code with another student. I thought I should put it on my github account. Unfortunately, I cannot because the code is ...
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How can I forcibly change a shared library version used by my code from a certain folder than the default one in /usr/local/lib/?

I have an app I am building on Linux (Ubuntu). The steps involved are ./configure with certain options, make, and then execute the app. By default the app links/uses a shared library present in the ...
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How to use makefiles on Windows

I have a LaTeX project using make files for compilation and want to write the texts on Windows using Kile. I had a quick look on google but only really came up with Make for Windows the last version ...
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What does 'make install' do?

Moving from Windows to Linux, I am unable to understand the process of installing software in Linux. In Windows, when we run an installation file, it asks where you wish to install the program, most ...
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How do installation in linux (Fedora)?

I'm trying to run an example of MOBS - Mobile Robot Simulator, I'm trying to install the requirements and run the example, but I'm new with linux so don't understand how make these steps : 1. XView ...
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sh on Lion can't cd into folders with implicit paths (causing make to fail constantly)

I've had a problem with my OSX 10.7 Lion install for some time and I finally took some time to investigate. The issue is that when running make, I always get an error of the form: /bin/sh: line 0: ...
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Compiling/Using a Linux source on Mac OS X

I need to use some piece of software for a school project: the NEAT package. This package is intended for linux use though, and I'm on a mac. I know I could use Virtualbox to emulate a Linux distro ...
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make pgrouting problem

I try to make pgrouting. What am I doing wrong? anton@anton-P4I45Gx-PE:~/src/pgrouting$ cmake -DWITH_TSP=ON -DWITH_DD=ON . -- POSTGRESQL_EXECUTABLE is POSTGRESQL_EXECUTABLE-NOTFOUND -- Found ...
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Make on Mac OSX Lion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Snow Leopard: make command not found, even though XCode is installed? How do I install GNU make on my Mac? I tried installing it from MacPorts, but that didn't work. I ...
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Installing haskell platform fails

I am trying to install haskell-platform-2011.2.0.1 onto my SUSE 11.4. I have got all the dependencies required for ./configure, which works ok. But when getting to make, it builds with this error: ...
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How do I declare the terminal type in vim so that :make can output colours?

I use cmake, which produces makefiles with nice colourful output, but when I :make from Vim (well, actually MacVim, which is essentially GVim but I figure that doesn't make much difference), the ...
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cp - do not overwrite in makefile

In the makefile for my project, I want it to copy a config file only if the file does not already exist in the destination folder. At the moment I am using: cp -n However, recently someone has ...
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Build Firefox from source code under Mac OS X

I'm trying to build Firefox from source code under my Macbook pro. I believe I follow all direction on their pages, yet I still stuck on building it up. I installed all requirement (mercurial libidl ...
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Cleanup make results

I just executed make xy with the wrong user (root). If I try to execute make xy with the correct user (non-root) I get some errors: file z already exists etc. A sudo make xy has no effect. How can I ...
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sudo make not working on os x… “make not found”

I recently got a new MacBook Air and decided to do a fresh install without using the migration assistant. I'm running into issues building software that requires "Make". I do have xcode installed, ...
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Configure makefile to run on file change

Is there a way to run make automatically when a file changes? I'm on a Mac. Non-polling would be best but I'll accept polling too.
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For simple projects, what do makefiles offer over “plain” bash scripts?

For example, if I'm developing a front-end only website, I might have several CoffeeScript files, several Sass files, several HTML Files, and a few images. The CoffeeScript files need to be compiled ...
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PHP build tutorial assumes libphp5.so was built - it wasn't

I'm following this tutorial http://www.php.net/manual/en/install.unix.apache2.php I've gotten to the part where libphp5.so should magically be in modules/ after the PHP install, but it's not. I've ...
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Installing programs from source won't work [closed]

Hey, I've tried to install three things from source now, but after I close Terminal (Mac), they seem to 'disappear' and I can't use the commands that worked before. The first was Node.js. I cloned ...
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compiling on a Mac

i'm trying to install a program which is supposed to work on any 64 bit unix environment with >12 Gb of RAM (which should include my Mac) but this is the only instruction the manual gives on ...
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Problem with makefile in Cygwin

I have installed Cygwin. My problem is when I try to run a makefile which contains a line gcc -g -c file.c I get an error: Fatal: Unable to execute command: gcc At the same time when running ...
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config.status not found

I'm trying to compile a program from source. When I run make the following appears: ./config.status --recheck make: ./config.status: Command not found make: *** [config.status] Error 127 There is ...
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Do I have to install Developer Tools to get the “make” command working in OS X?

I'm pretty new to OS X and wish to get the "make" command working but dont fancy paying $99 to apple for developer tools. Is there another (free) way?
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Portable method of opening a new terminal window?

So, I'm working on a custom makefile script (for TinyOS, if anyone cares) that builds a file and then runs it in a simulator. The problem is that the simulator takes it's input from standard in, and ...
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Slow tab completion for paths in`make' arguments

When I'm specifying an argument for make like PREFIX_PATH=/some/path/to/prefix/ I sometimes experience very slow completion for my directories (a few seconds). It's annoying when I've got several ...
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“make” errors when installing Insight debugger on OS X?

I'm trying to install the Insight debugger on OS X. I can execute ./configure with no problem but when I try and run make it gets about half-way with no errors, but then starts spewing out errors(?) ...
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Installing a program in OS X using “make install” without being superuser?

I'm trying to install the Insight debugger on OS X with "make install" but my permissions aren't high enough and I'm always denied. Is there any way to install without having/being a superuser? I have ...
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“make menuconfig” throwing cannot find -lc error in my Fedora 11 PC

When i try to do a make menuconfig in a Fedora 11 machine it is throwing the following error message: [root@PC04 kernel]# make menuconfig HOSTCC -static scripts/basic/fixdep ...
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What is the character used to indent the Make file rule recipe?

I am using gnu make and in a Makefile I have, I see below rule. I want to add a similar rule with a recipe, but when I add a rule and its receipe on the next line by giving a tab or space for the ...
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Changing make install directory on Ubuntu when building from source

I'm building the source from a package called OIS. The package always installs in usr/local/include/OIS I tried using the ./configure --includedir=/usr/local/include flag but it seems that only ...
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./configure && make && make install

I am logged in as a regular user. Should I use: ./configure && make && make install or sudo ./configure && sudo make && sudo make install or ./configure ...
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Make test failing when installing packages with CPAN on Cygwin

I'm trying to install Date::Manip::Date, which requires YAML::Syck. I'm running Cygwin on Windows XP. Both packages fail their make tests. I have installed other packages sucessfully, such as ...
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What is a Makefile.inc?

I have a basic questions as to if some Makefile includes a Makefile.inc. Generally what commands/configurations/rules go into the Makefile.inc ? Any pointers would be useful. thank you. -AD
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I want to remove PHP-5.3. completely from my machine after make it from source

I want to remove PHP-5.3. completely from my machine after make it from source. how can this be done? When I try make uninstall I get: make: * No rule to make target `uninstall'. Stop.