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Using wildcard in GNU Make pattern rule

Assume doc.pdf is the target. The following rule triggers a regeneration of doc.pdf whenever doc.refer is updated, but is also happy when doc.refer does not exist at all: doc.pdf: doc.mom $(wildcard ...
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how do I install a software I've prebuilt with `make`?

short version: make install tries to recompile the project. I just want to place all the files in the right places. long version: I've created a docker container for building the projects that I ...
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Add environment variable for duration of Make task

I'm using make to handle building files for my application, and those build processes use node modules. Since I install those node modules locally, I have to specify in my $PATH where to call the ...
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Correctly Installing Wifi Driver With patches from Github

I wish to install the driver in the following git. https://github.com/hadess/rtl8723bs Reading the documentation it appears I also need to install one or more patches. My device is an HP Stream 7....
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How to use bash variables inside make

I thought that make interprets the rule's set of commands literally, passing them to the sub-shell. But this doesn't seem to work in this case: default: loop echo $$RANDOM This prints echo ...
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How do I install an older version of GNU make using apt on Ubuntu 16.04?

The installed version is 4.1 and need to downgrade to 3.81. I searched apt for make 3.81, but I couldn't find it.
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Downgraded GNU make not working

Since downgrading GNU make from 4.1 to 3.81, make isn't working. This is the method used for the downgrade: In /usr/bin renamed make to make-4.1 Downloaded make 3.81 from gnu.org Extracted make-3.81....
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how to install module in correct location or say /lib/modules/`uname -r`

I have one package for which I want to create debian Package instead of compiling it every time. I tried creating it using dh_make and fakeroot but problem is it just hardcode the location where ...
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nodogsplash build: undeclared identifier

I want to install nodogsplash and I followed the instructions to download the package. While installing it gave me the following error: $ make cc -O0 -g -Wall -Isrc -c src/gateway.c -o src/gateway.o ...
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Output to multiple files with Makefile

I have a makefile that I use to convert files in markdown into .pdf through a latex template. At the moment, this only works with one file at a time. However, I'd like the makefile to run on any ...
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ld cannot find -lgfortran

I'm trying to compile Knut (a maths program) on Arch Linux with CMake and I'm getting the following error: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgfortran /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lquadmath collect2: error: ld ...
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Problem while building caffe

I'm trying to build caffe from source on Arch Linux and it is giving me this error after executing make -j16 CXX/LD -o .build_release/tools/convert_imageset.bin .build_release/tools/convert_imageset....
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wmctrl compilation error - missing library

wmctrl is a utility application that controls GNOME/linux windows from command line I am building a wmctrl binary from source, however I am having a problem compiling it, it complains about not ...
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Makefile: installing external Linux kernel module

I am writing a simple Makefile for an external kernel module. Building it with: obj-m += usbtherm.o all: make -C /lib/modules/$(shell uname -r)/build M=$(PWD) modules compiles only the ...
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Install command if command doesn't exist [closed]

I have this set up in a Makefile. ARG_2 := $(word 2, $(MAKECMDGOALS)) command_exist=command -v $(1) >/dev/null 2>&1 command_not_exist=! command -v $(1) >/dev/null 2>&1 npmig: ...
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Where is make database located?

I don't know why Google searches aren't showing anything. From documentation: The make program uses the makefile data base and the last-modification times of the files to decide which of the ...
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Installing Swift on Freebsd Cannot Make LLVM

I am attempting to build Swift using the new port on FreeBSD 10.2, however, make throws the following error : llvm38-3.8.0_3 is marked as broken: LLDB does not build with Python 3. What do I ...
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How to display dependencies given in a makefile as a tree?

Problem I want to see the dependencies for one or more targets of a makefile. So I am looking for a program that can parse makefiles and then will represent the dependencies in some tree-like format (...
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gmake shell and PATH in a Makefile

Could anyone please explain why following: export PATH:=$(PATH):~/bin2 B:=$(shell PATH=$(PATH) testXq.sh) $(warning $(B)) Is working properly showing results of run of the ~/bin2/testXq.sh, while ...
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Unable to install libltc-dev in beaglebone black debian

I am trying to build some C programs in beaglebone black (using debian) which I git clone from here. Now I try command make I got this error :- Makefile:9: *** "https://github.com/x42/libltc version &...
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Missing NIC in CentOS 5 - AsteriskNow 1.7.1

So I have two nics, but I can't get the second to load, here is the output from lspci -vvv 04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82574L Gigabit Network Connection Subsystem: Super ...
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Arch: All warnings treated as errors?

I'm trying to make a downloaded driver, xf86-video-armsoc, on Arch Linux. However, the configuration of make prevents me from compiling the driver because it treats all compiler warnings as errors. Is ...
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Ubuntu: Installing programs into specific locations

I have software which is built using a makefile. This makefile also contains (relative) paths to different programs (such as gsoap, postgresql and others) which provide stuff that I need to include. ...
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Turn DOCS, NLS, and EXAMPLES options off by default for all FreeBSD ports

The Porters Handbook says in "5.12.1.3. Default Options" that DOCS, NLS, and EXAMPLES are on by default for all ports. I want them off, so I have to unchecked them manually during make config-...
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Simulate the running of a “make install” — a “dry run”/simulator utility?

Is there a generic way of running a bash script and seeing the commands that result, but not actually run the commands - i.e. a "dry run"/simulator of sorts? I have a database install script (...
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m2c : Command not found

I want to experiment on DCTCP protocol. For that I am trying to compile linux kernel version 3.2.18 and include a dctcp patch for that. I am following the directions given here. While I am compiling ...
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Kernel make install error for RTAI 3.8 on CentOS 6.5

Before posting I have read almost every similar post I could find on this and other websites but I haven't found an useful answer. I have to install a custom software that needs RTAI 3.8 on top of ...
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How to remove trailing spaces from makefile variable?

Makefile does not require to bound variable values by quotes. For instance this will be accepted: a := ls -l -a > out.txt My problem is: If I want to do something like this: a := ls -l -a > ...
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pkg-config output not working with makefile?

I'm trying to run the makefile, shown in this repo, which is a simple Wayland client. But when I run make, it seems that the output of $(WAYLAND) is blank, and it fails to compile due to not being ...
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php links against system libxml instead of version specified by ./configure --with-libxml-dir

I'm trying to build php-5.5.33 from source on a Debian 8 system; configure and make both run successfully, but when I run make install I get the following error: Installing PEAR environment: /...
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Unable to compile Linux kernel

I am trying to upgrade my kernel to 4.5 in Linux Mint 17.3, but I get the following error: Makefile:666: Cannot use CONFIG_CC_STACKPROTECTOR_STRONG: -fstack-protector-strong not supported by compiler ...
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How to write exactly bash scripts into Makefiles?

I love to type bash scripts, but if I prepare multiple programs, project's root directory is filled with so many shell scripts. That's why I prefer using Makefile. Makefile is good. But I want to ...
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m: command not found

just tried to compile the R-language from sources but my make aborted with m -f liblzma.a make[4]: m: Command not found I eagerly searched the web but it seams it's impossible to find the command ...
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Send command to the shell via Makefile

I'm building a Makefile to automate the start of docker on osx. At the end of the start docker requires to launch this command on the shell in order to configure the shell: eval "$(docker-machine env ...
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can not install, No targets specified and no makefile found. Error

I'm trying to install kiwix on fedora 23 when I tried to compile kiwix sourcecode under my computer. and when I want to run make, it shows me this message! [ar.lnx@host kiwix-0.9] $ make make: *** ...
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Recursive Make passing targets in OS X

I am trying to write a recursive clean target for GNU Makefile on OS X (GNU Make 3.81 - from XCode). Following GNU Make documentation, I came up with the following: Main Makefile ALLSUBMAKES=$(...
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Use multi-threaded make by default?

Is there any way to have make use multi-threading (6 threads is ideal on my system) system-wide, instead of by just adding -j6 to the command line? So, that if I run make, it acts the same as if I ...
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Override a := in another makefile

Say I have a makefile called Foo, and it has a variable called Bar. in Foo I have: Bar := /some/initial/path Other_var := ${Bar}/more/paths and then in my main makefile I use Foo include Path/to/...
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Buliding libaffa: running make says Nothing to be done for 'all'

I'm trying to compile the library libaffa, with the following procedure: sudo ./configure -> OK sudo make && make install -> "Nothing to be done for 'all' " How do I fix this? I run ...
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Distcc ld error

I want to compile supertuxkart for notebook on my main computer (v-mint, with distcc daemon). My actions: Clone git+svn repos from official sources. (compile/{stk-code,stk-assets}). cd compile/stk-...
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Autotools: Generating the GNUmakefile starting from GNUmakefile.am

After patching my Debian Jessie with Kernel 3.18.22 with the 5.0 test1 RTAI patch (www.rtai.org), I took the source code of a sample test application, provided with the patch, wanting to understand ...
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How to determine the CPU time of the execute of Makefile in linux or Unix? [closed]

below is my Makefile using to execute my numerical code.I would like to know the time taken by the CPU to execute these C programmes. #Makefile LDFLAGS = -DN_DIM=3 #LDFLAGS = -DN_DIM=3 -...
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ERROR: make sure the Makefile and checksum file (/usr/pkgsrc/x11/gtk3/distinfo) are up to date

To install Gnome on NetBSD, I did so: #cd /usr/pkgsrc/meta-pkgs/gnome #make fetch-list|sh And waited until all dependencies downloaded, then typed: #make install clean Build started, and after a ...
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Makefile:434: *** mixed implicit and normal rules. Stop

Am using Fedora and tried to install L7-filter on linux-2.6.26 kernel. One of the steps is to run {# make menuconfig} but am getting this error Makefile:434: *** mixed implicit and normal rules. ...
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Koha-3.22.02 Installation error on CentOs

After downloading and extracting koha-latest.tar.gz I am trying to install Koha-3.22.02 on CentOS 6.x. Following are configurations and errors. How can I solve it ? Configurations, Versions [root@...
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Which system for make command? [closed]

I am attempting to use the make command to build a project. However I do not know which system to select. How can I tell? Running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Dell Latitude D630 with an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU ...
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Linker error about -laudio

I'm trying to make rcssmonitor and I get the following error: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -laudio I'm using Linux Mint 17.2. with gcc 4.8.4.
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Function call inside make file ( Linux)

Inside a makefile, I saw the entries below: main entry pkt_srv() { } pkt_ent() { } pku_lib() { } So, is this calling another make file. i.e pkt_srv.mak and pkt_ent.mak and what is the ...
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Adding a custom preset build configuration to make

I'm building busybox from source and I have more than one configuration. (For different uses) As I have it now, each time I want to build something, I have to copy the correct .config file to the ...
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How do I install NTP from source on CentOS v7? (/bin/ld: cannot find -lcap)

I unpacked the .tar.gz file. I installed the gcc compiler. I ran the ./configure command with various flags and options. I ran make check and found an error. The exit status is 2. Only 0 is ...