make is a utility that automates the build process by managing dependencies amongst targets.

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Calling wget from make based on a pattern

I'm using make to grab a set of files that are updated daily on a Web site. What I'd like to do is place the files into a folder named with the date, and then use make to do other processing on the ...
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Cross-Compiling kernel can't find gcc

I am cross compiling the Raspbian kernel since it will take about 12 hours for the Pi to do (Raspberry Pi 1). I have the build tools for ARM and the kernel in two separate folders in ...
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Why are programs not distributed in compiled format?

But they give instructions like cd downloaded_program ./configure make install This creates the ELF that is needed, and probably some .so files. Why not put those inside a zip file for download, ...
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(Cross compile) How to specify the location of libraries for ld in Makefile?

I am compiling pciutils (but it's not important, it could be another source code) with a gcc ARM version. When I compile, the process stops because it cannot find the required libraries: ...
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tmux problem of linking libevent when running

This is linked to the question: Why can't gcc find libevent when building tmux from source? I was having the error when ./configure and the fix by @StéphaneGimenez only solves compile problem. ...
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How to install kernel development headers to staging with BuildRoot?

I am planning to do some Rasperry Pi C/C++ kernel module development using BuildRoot 2015.08.1. What works: I can build a kernel and a rootfs and boot the Raspberry Pi. I can build/rebuild a "hello ...
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What environment variables to set when building and installing as regular, non-root user?

Scenario: Using GNU/Linux tools, I want to configure, make, and install to $HOME/custom as a regular, non-root user. Are the following Bash environment variables reasonable? export ...
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What is the best approach with checking dependencies for third party library during compilation from the sources?

I don't understand one thing related with compiling the project from source. How should I react when third party library is missing? What is the best approach with solving this kind of problem? For ...
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checkinstal - dpkg -r does not remove the package

I have installed a tool form source code with checkinstall. The installation was fine. That is the output: Done. The new package has been installed and saved to ...
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Modify filenames in Makefile

For reasons that are not important here, I have a source code that I process automatically file-by-file and the processed source files are renamed in a systematic manner. For example, I start out with ...
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Is there a way to get directory part from variable in make?

I have makefile, where I define some lib and its path: MY_LIB= dir/lib Now I know that I can use @D to get directory part from target: #This will go to dir $(MY_LIB): cd $(@D) But I want to ...
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Makefile shell ignoring sed regexp end of line

I have a folder for various testing of C code, containing many files named *.c. My aim is to have a Makefile search for any filename ending in .c and add the root of that filename to the targets. ...
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xalan-c on CentOS 7 32 bit

I downloaded a 32bit version of CentOS from https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/AltArch/i386 For a script, I need xalan-c. When I search for xalan with yum search all xalan, I get this ...
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Difference between make-kpkg and make deb-pkg

I would like to know the exact difference between make-kpkg and make deb-pkg . This question asks almost the same thing but with no satisfying answers. Previously I was using make -j `getconf ...
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Error while compiling “5.9. Binutils-2.25 - Pass 2 ”

When I try to build binutils, I get the following error make[1]: *** [configure-bfd] Error 1 make[1]: Leaving directory `/mnt/lfs/sources/binutils-build' make: *** [all] Error 2 Here is the full ...
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Show “input files” that Make will use

I want to find all the source files that are used for a GNU Make build. At first I thought I therefore wanted to list all the prerequisites, but actually I don't think that's right, because for a ...
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Building glibc doesn't produce 64 bit libc.so.6

I'm trying to build glibc with a 64bit version of libc.so.6 since a library I'm trying to use wants glibc_2.14+ but it isn't provided because the system I'm running on I don't have root access and the ...
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Shell script being executed on remote machine exits after running make command

I'm trying to automate installing Erl using shell script. Here's my shell script- unzip OTP-18.0-rc1.zip cd otp-OTP-18.0-rc1 export ERL_TOP=`pwd` ./otp_build autoconf ./configure echo $ERL_TOP echo ...
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Errors cross-compiling with distcc

I'm currently attempting a build of the Raspbian kernel using both a cross-compiler (for the Raspberry Pi 2's ARM processor) and distcc, based on the instructions posted at the Raspberry Pi website. I ...
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How to use long variables name in Makefile?

Today I'm learning make command, and I find it seems can execute any bash command by reading Makefile on current directory. However, I encountered a problem. That when using variables, it seems ...
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Building man-db on android L

After finding that the version of man in Busybox Stericson doesn't print man pages at all on my Nexus 4, I decided to build man-db for android myself. So far, I've done: cd man-db-2.6.7.1 export ...
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Makefile include env file

I'm trying to include some env vars into a Makefile. The env file looks like: FOO=bar BAZ=quux Note there's no leading export to each env var. If I add the leading export and just include the env ...
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Why does make stop with “Makefile:6: *** multiple target patterns. Stop.”?

Goal I write my slides in a markdown file and compile it to reveal afterwards, uploading it to my webserver and do other things. I wanted to organise the steps after the markdown is written in a ...
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Building a kernel

I'm trying to build a custom kernel and I try to build it using make command but I get a No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop. error. Then I searched for the makefile in the folders ...
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How to prevent Make from randomly overriding files?

Suppose I am in an empty directory. If I now create a Makefile containing nothing but all: randomFilename and an empty file called randomFilename.sh, then GNU Make will perform cat randomFilename.sh ...
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Use shell's “*” glob, but exclude one file and don't match directories?

I've got a makefile rule that builds a zip/tarbar for distribution. In the recipe, it does some "value added" things, like ensure CR/LF's are correct, and ensures execute bits are correct before ...
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Put command result in variable within makefile target

I am trying to install something in tomcat webapp. This is beginning of my install target: tomcat=`locate --regex "^(/var/lib/tomcat[0-9]{1,2}/webapps/[^/]+/)AppName\.html$" -l 1 | tr -d "\n"` echo ...
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pkgsrc on RedHat: bmake stops during texinfo install

I am trying to install git from source via pkgsrc on a RedHat system. It's a sort of test to see if pkgsrc can be used for unprivileged package management. But, when I run bmake, the installation ...
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make: override: Command not found

During make clean I am trying to override certain variable to ensure all outputs were cleaned: clean-lib: override ARCH=32 rm -rf $(NEWLIB)$(LIBNAME).so $(NEWLIB)$(LIBNAME).a override ...
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Is there a general way of building 32bit projects on 64bit system?

I have a project that is supposed to run on all following platforms: Win x86 Win x64 Linux (Debian) x86 Linux (Debian) x64 I'm finish with windows and Linux x64 compiled although I'm not sure it ...
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Iterate bash associative array in Makefile

$ bash -version GNU bash, version 4.3.11(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) Consider the following shell script: #!/bin/bash declare -A PROVS=( ["NL"]=10 ["PE"]=11 ["NS"]=12 ["NB"]=13 ["QC"]=24 ...
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Building projects from source - determining / changing bin location?

I have pulled down a git repository for Ansible and followed the instructions to build it. I'm not familiar with the process of building from source and am somewhat confused. ...
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replace new linux kernel with make

Nowdays, I have to compile linux kernel more and more... So : make /home/mohsen/K=kernel menuconfig make /home/mohsen/K=kernel make /home/mohsen/K=kernel modules_install install Question is , ...
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Having issues with compiling node.js from source using ./configure [closed]

I referred to this already answered question, but it wasnt of any help. Can you tell me what I'm missing? I'm trying to install node.js on my Debian 8.0. According to this github article, I followed. ...
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How to compile kernel module without a makefile?

Is it possible to compile a kernel module without a makefile and if so, how?
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How to build sound card drivers?

I downloaded the drivers for my sound card (XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00.tar.gz) from a website. The readme file says: Quick install In terminal, Goto source directory Execute make ...
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Is DEB_ARCH Make variable a “standard agreement”?

Makefiles of our project are setting variable DEB_ARCH. It seems to not be used by anything - at least I do not see it referenced anywhere else in the sources. Probably someone forgot to remove this ...
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Percentage symbol in $(shell) in GNU Makefile dependency

I am aware of LatexMk, but can't install that on the machine where I want to run pdflatex, so I need to write a Makefile of which %.pdf files are targets that depend on %.tex and the *.tex files that ...
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Have Makefile create rpm spec file

I have a makefile to build my program then a makefile to build my rpm package in addition to an rpm spec file to create the rpm. Right now the spec file is manually maintained. However for future ...
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Trouble linking to gtk/gtk.h even though it's installed

I am trying to build CEF (chromiumembedded) on debian jessie ########## Linking CXX static library libcef_dll_wrapper.a [ 81%] Built target libcef_dll_wrapper [ 81%] Building CXX object ...
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How to list all targets in make?

Let's say you have a project structure with lots of Makefiles and there is a top level Makefile that includes all the other. How can you list all the possible targets? I know writing make and ...
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Why do packages come without init.d scripts?

I am running Raspbian on my raspberry pi. I downloaded and installed the custom drivers from Realtek for my wifi dongle After compiling and moving the binary created to /usr/sbin/ I saw that I could ...
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Service not found for newly created binary

I am running a Raspbian box, I ran a make cmd for a package I wished to compile - hostapd After compiling I saw no errors and was left with a binary, I assume I must move this binary into /usr/sbin/ ...
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Having trouble installing libirecovery from source

Here is the output I get from the make command. I have readline installed but it is still throwing this error. What am I doing wrong here? root@Kali:~/idevice/libirecovery# make make all-recursive ...
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Error building nodejs from source on Debian

I keep getting the same error when running make on nodejs source code. I've looked and some common problems seem to be lack of a c compilier or install g++. I have these and have double checked. Here ...
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Difficulty installing and compiling Dada Engine on OSX

I am trying to install Dada Engine. The readme can be found here: https://github.com/orenmazor/Dada-Engine I have run the install bash successfully and "sudo make". However, when I run "make ...
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GNU Makefile surprise

I am try to build a simple, two-stage project Makefile with GNU make. The logic I want to follow is First I construct the dependencies (by gcc -M) I include the generated .dep files into the ...
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Organize local builds

A common thing for people who work on machines without having root rights is to locally build your own little suit of your favorite tools. The workflow goes a little something like this: tar xvzf ...
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How to script `make menuconfig`?

I want to automate a linux build but eventually get to a point where I need to run what seems to be a very manual step: make menuconfig. This seems to synchronize configs between the OS and kernel ...
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Having trouble compiling BFLT Utils: can't find libiberty.h, despite being installed

I'm attempting compile BFLT Utils (https://github.com/nihilus/bflt-utils), but keep getting the following error: $:/tmp/bflt-utils/flthdr# make gcc -Wall -g -O2 compress.c -c gcc -Wall -g -O2 stubs.c ...