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

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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.
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Installing tmux on Ubuntu from source

I've download tmux and am trying to install it on Ubuntu 10.04. $ ./configure Configured for Linux $ make cc -DBUILD="\"1.3\"" -std=c99 -D_GNU_SOURCE -D_POSIX_SOURCE -iquote. -c -o attributes.o ...
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sh: make: not found

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 ? thanks
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getting “make” to work on my Windows command line like it does on my unix one

I want to be able to just type make in an appropriate folder and have it work and compile just like it does when I do it in my favorite linux distro. Is there a way to do this?
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Tool to run a command when file changed

Does anybody know of tool for Linux that can watch a custom subtree of the filesystem for changes, and executes a custom command when a change occurs ? Such a tool would be very useful to quickly ...
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How do I run software after I install it with make install?

I downloaded a tar.gz for the Player Project from Sourceforge. I ran the make install command to install it, and got no errors. But I don't know how to actually run the program. There are multiple ...
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Failure to build ACE

I gunzipped and tarred ace_tao5.6.3.tar.gz. After creating the "ACE_wrappers" directory I successfuly ran configure. When I tried to make, I got an "Open SSL" missing dependency. After installing ...
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Empty folder and kernel panic when trying to get SELinux working

I have very strange things with SELinux. My post may be will bit disordered, because I'm not completely understand what is going on. Before all the story, I had good and very stable Linux ...
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Tutorial for building projects from source

Even though I've written quite a bit of software myself, and consider myself relatively knowledgable, computer-wise, I have never successfully built someone else's project from source. NEVER. And I've ...
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auto make/build (not GNU automake)

Is there any utility to monitor file changes and invoke GNU make? Or, more generally, periodically invoke a command when some file changed? or Makefile contains the checking interval?
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Ubuntu libraries problem

I already asked this question on SO, but it seems like the problem is probably with linker. So, the question is: I'm trying to build a project, using $ make, but it fails: host SharedLib: ...
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Snow Leopard: make command not found, even though XCode is installed?

So I've installed XCode on Snow Leopard. Why am I getting messages like this: sudo: make: command not found What do I need to do to resolve this issue? Solution: I'm not sure what happened, but I ...
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Where do I get make for cygwin?

I need binary file.
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“make & make install” software on Linux

I have worked on Linux for a year. One thing bothers me is that I am not familiar with the process of installing new software with source code(I can't install them from netword due to environment ...
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Quick introduction to Linux needed

I have to get into Linux ASAP and realy mean ASAP. I have installed Cygwin but as allways - things dont go as easy as one would like. First problem i enconter was - i choose KDE package, but there is ...
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Issue with Visual C++ 2010 (Express) External Tools command

Normally we develop in VS 2005 Pro, but I wanted to give VS 2010 a spin. We have custom build tools based off of GNU make tools that are called when creating an executable. This is the error that I ...
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Make command in Ubuntu linux

I just recently started learning different Linux commands but I still don't understand how to use the 'make' command. Please is there anyone that understands how to use 'make'?
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Where do I find nmake for Windows 7

I'm trying to compile a Perl source and I can't seem to find a version of nmake that works with Windows 7 64 bit. I've searched all over Microsoft's website and my Googlefu seems to be failing me. Can ...
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Getting error : make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.31-20-generic/build: No such file or directory on Ubuntu 9.1

When trying to install my WiFi card's driver on Ubuntu 9.1, I run the make command and get the following error: make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.31-20-generic/build: No such file or directory Any ideas ...
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How do I fix a corrupt .cab file?

In Windows XP, I have a folder of install files- an .exe pointing to 3 Setup.cab files. As the install progresses, it hangs on Setup2.cab as it installs tutorial_page.chm (a Help file). I have 3 ...
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Installing vim7.2 on Solaris Sparc 10 as non-root

I'm trying to install vim to $HOME/bin by compiling the sources. ./configure --prefix=$home/bin seems to work, but when running make I get: > make Starting make in the src directory. If there ...
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How do I stop MSYS from transforming my compiler options?

Is there a way to stop MSYS/MinGW from transforming what it thinks are paths on my command lines? I have a project that's using nmake & Microsoft Visual Studio 2003 (yeecccch). I have the build ...
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Have: Debian - Doesn't work: Internet - Need: make or automake

I recently installed Debian Lenny 5.0.3 on a macbook (black, model 4,1). The system seems to work. However, I found out that my ethernet port is not working (I have only used wireless so far), and ...
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Why is 'sudo' often omitted in installation instructions?

I often find build instructions like this: ./configure make make install while in reality I need to type sudo make install Why is this not mentioned in the installation instructions? Or is it ...
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Is it usually necessary to do make and then make install?

This is something that has always bugged me. It seems like I always see build instructions for building and then installing something saying to do this: make sudo make install Is there really any ...
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How do you install gnu MAKE without compiler

I'm a little new in this area. I have a virtual machine centos5.1 that doesn't come with make or any compiler... basically stripped down. It doesn't come with any install packages like yum, rpm or ...
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How can I upgrade from CouchDB 0.8.0 to 0.9.0 on Ubuntu?

Ubuntu comes with CouchDB 0.8.0-incubator. I have it running correctly. I've recently wanted to upgrade to 0.9.0, so I followed the instructions on this blog post, but I seem to be missing the final ...