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File function in makefile takes args prefixed by '@' symbol

This code excerpt is from Chapter 8.6 of GNU makefile manual. What does @$@.in for file function arg in a makefile mean? and why are shell commands like rm prefixed by '@' symbol program: $(OBJECTS) ...
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upgrade xdebug without using apt?

I'm running debian 5.0.6 and have installed xdebug 2.0.3 via aptitude. Now I want to install PHPUnit, and when trying to do it through pear, I get the error that PHPUnit wants a more recent xdebug ...
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Hide make targets from shell when users autocomplete in bash

Is there a way to flag some targets in a Makefile so that they don't appear at all in the shell when the user types make and then presses Tab ? I am having a Makefile with too many recipes and I don't ...
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How Can I Change the Default arguments to gcc When I run Make “filename”

Forgive me if I posted this in the wrong Stack. Every time I run make for a file without any Makefiles in the directory, make still works and compiles the source code but only with the arguments: gcc ...
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Check last messages

I let a make command running last night when connected via SSH to a remote machine. Then had to close that SSH session, letting make run. How can I check the last printed messages on the console (to ...
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gedit: tabs or spaces dependent on syntax

I almost always use the Insert spaces instead of tabs feature in gedit. The one exception is when writing a Makefile which requires tabs. I don't suppose there is a way to make this option dependent ...
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Do GNUmakefile, GNUmakefile.am, and GNUmakefile.in indicate that Automake has been used?

The source folder of rtnet contains only the above mentioned files for compilation purposes. Remaining files are the source code of the examples. Question is that do these files indicate that they ...
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Does `make install` overwrite files?

I've taken some time to install a newer version of Apache2.x on my Mac Os X 10.6.8. When configuring apache through ./configure I specified the Darwin layout. This layout assumes the path setup of ...
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Find out extension of executable files?

When I am building software from source on a GNU+Linux system, during the ./configure stage I frequently see the following line: checking for suffix of executables... How do I create such a check ...
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Cross-compiling OpenSSH for Android

I'm working on compiling OpenSSH for Android based on this answer at Stack Overflow. Here's what I've done so far: Building on Ubuntu 14.04 amd64. apt-get install build-essential gcc-arm-linux-...
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Configure vim's :make to switch or open tabs on error

When I run :make from vim and there's an error, it opens that file on the error line number in the current buffer. If possible, I would prefer it switch tabs to the file if it's already open, or make ...
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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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How can I catch a command exit code for later, in a Makefile?

I have a makefile, with a test suite target, like so: rcheck: foo This shows the output from the foo command on stdout, and returns an exit code from foo which is handled by make as normal. ...
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Get top-level directory from makefile variable

What is the simplest code to get the top-level directory part of a makefile variable? Example: BUILD_DIR = dir/subdir/.../sub-a-dub-dir distclean: rm -rf <some code which evaluates to "dir"...
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How to install BPG (Better Portable Graphics) on Linux Mint 17?

How do I install BPG (Better Portable Graphics) on Linux Mint 17? I downloaded the tar.gz file from Fabrice Bellard's website. The ReadMe file says, Edit the Makefile to change the compile ...
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Ubuntu make fails with No such file or directory /lib/modules/3.4.0/build

I am trying to build the CP210x driver for the 3.x.x kernel on ChrUbuntu. Build instructions: Ubuntu: make ( your cp210x driver ) cp cp210x.ko /lib/modules/<kernel-version>/kernel/drivers/...
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fatal error: linux/smp_lock.h: No such file or directory

I'm trying to build some drivers for a TV tuner and I am getting this error when I build: make -s -C /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic/build SUBDIRS=/home/jtp/IT9135_SRC modules In file included from /...
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What does make -jn mean?

I am trying to install LLVM on my CentOS machine. In the installation tutorial of LLVM, a flag -jn is specified along with make. It says to perform make -jn and also says "Choose n such that make ...
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How can I submit the input filename into find exec correctly?

I want to create two pdf output files of a single LaTeX source. One output file is public and the other one (with further information) becomes private. I use a make file, which uses find to grep the ...
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How to determine the maximum number to pass to make -j option?

I want to compile as fast as possible. Go figure. And would like to automate the choice of the number following the -j option. How can I programmatically choose that value, e.g. in a shell script? ...
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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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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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Make target with two words

I'm using a Makefile to compile my Clean code. My Clean files have file names of the format *.icl and are compiled to binaries with the same name but without .icl. This is done with the rule: $(EXE): ...
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Where does make defconfig get its configuration in OpenWrt?

I am compiling an image for wifi devices using OpenWrt. Following the instruction I copy a simple .config file to TOP-DIR. CONFIG_TARGET_ar71xx=y CONFIG_TARGET_ar71xx_generic=y ...
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How to write software to compile with external libraries?

I want to code open source software with dependencies. I have skills in C/C++ and a minimum makefile knowledge. But im curious about coding this like ./configure && make stuff and how to ...
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Compiling software with the same options as a previous install

I want to compile and install a software on a new VM. The software was installed successfully on a different VM by a different admin, but I want to duplicate the exact command with the options that he ...
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Problems with CMake in CentOS 6

I try to install a software in CentOS 6.2, without success. In README file it says: Requirements: - qt4 gui lib version >= qt4.6.x Note that many linux distributions split packages into a ...
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Writing a makefile to install manual pages for a library

If I have a C library, let's say "apple", and "apple" contains functions "banana" and "carrot", how do I write the "install" line in the makefile so that "man banana" brings up the manual page for the ...
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Makefile error: empty variable name

I am writing a simple Hello World kernel module. The Makefile I wrote is giving me such an error: esp@ubuntu:~/task1-2$ make all make -C /usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-35-generic SUBDIRS = /home/esp/...
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Unable to install LAN driver in RedHat (*** /lib/modules/2.6.32-358.el6.i686/build: No such file or directory)?

I tried to install the Realtek LAN driver on my RHEL Server (running version 6.4). In the folder extracted: autorun.sh log.txt Makefile README src \>type command: ./autorun.sh \>...
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How to list prerequisites externally in GNU Make?

How can I query prerequisites of a target from a GNU Make makefile? E.g. if the targets specified like this: fred: wilma barney betty I want to print prerequisites of fred like this: $ make ...
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How to change the compiler settings with AutoMake?

I want to build a library with a specific tool instead of GCC. The regular build sequence is: ./configure make make install Where should I replace the GCC settings (I think that the configure was ...
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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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compiling PHP fails cause of libpcre

I'm trying to compile PHP myself as I want to use PHPBrew to switch between multiple versions of PHP. I already solved a ton of problems in the process, but with this particular one I can't get any ...
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Uninstalling Software Built from Source [duplicate]

How can you uninstall software that was built and installed from source? (Using make install?)
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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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vim makefile syntax highlighting issue

Vim doesn't want to highlight my target named " * .o " and its dependencies because of the char ' * ' that I use to target all object files. When I replace the ' * ' by letters the highlighting ...
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How to fix “skipping incompatible /usr/lib/libc.a”

I get the following error when I try to build an embedded Linux target on a 64 bit Fedora 16 (Verne): make[3]: Entering directory `/export/home/git/minerva-5.x/third_party/multifiles' mips-linux-gnu-...
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Error compiling FTDI VCP drivers: Cannot find version.h

driver installation fails of FTDI VCP driver during make install. Running ElementaryOS with kernel 3.11.0-14-generic make install awk: cannot open /lib/modules/3.11.0-14-generic/build/include/linux/...
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bmake error on Mandrive: “bmake: no system rules (sys.mk)”

I'm trying to use bmake to build OS161 on Mandriva. When I try to run bmake, I get the following error: bmake: no system rules (sys.mk) I get the same error, even when I run bmake -m /usr/local/...
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How to save the results from ls to a command?

I want the results from an ls to be saved in a var inside a makefile the command is simply the following: ls text* and the result suppose to be something like : text1.txt What i put in my script ...
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unresolved dependencies of bz* files for rpm make from source

I am trying to do a build of rpm from source. I got through the ./configure and ran through a good chunk of make. Unfortunately I keeping getting stopped up on undefined references to bzerror, bzwrite,...
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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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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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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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Target-specific make variables

How can I force a target-specific variable to be set immediately (line 2)? I want the output of make to be release and make debug to be debug. X = release debug: X = debug debug: all # the rest is ...
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Restricting GNU‑Make to POSIX Make behaviour

Is there a known way to make Linux's make reject unintended use of GNU‑Make specific extensions in Makefile when editing or using other's Makefile in Linux? I mean, restricting GNU‑Make to behave as ...
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Why doesn't 'ar' work like the manpage says?

I'm trying to use 'ar' included in Debian Wheezy armel version of binutils and it doesn't seem to operate like on other systems I've encountered. Some sample output from the command-line: $ ar Usage:...
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Long gcc compile time

So far my compilations have either succeeded or failed but his time it just got stuck. I'm compiling gcc on a Linux Synology NAS. However, the compilation process has run for 3 days and I start to ...
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Make Completion Progress Script

Any time I'm executing a build process that takes several hours, I inevitably stare at my terminal and wonder, "how much longer?" Sometimes, I manually pick up on some pathname echoed to the terminal ...