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

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CMake Error: The current directory is different than

I'm trying to compile the source code for Shrewsoft VPN. The instructions say to compile the source on step 4. However... I get this error: user@ubuntu:~/Ubuntu One/Programs/ShrewSoft VPN$ sudo ...
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Installing from source. How to resolve dependencies without destroying the package manager

I don't consider myself a total noob, but compiling and installing software is a pain and problem I cannot overcome. I just want to run down through my understanding of this process with someone more ...
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Build Transmission 2.84 .deb package with checkinstall

I'm trying to compile and make by myself some .deb packages to keep my Raspbian more up to date than the repository. Now I want to update Transmission to v 2.84. Here's what I've done: Download the ...
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How can I exclude some library paths listed in “ pkg-config --variable pc_path pkg-config”?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 upgraded from 12.04 making dist-upgrades. I did many manual installations such as ffmpeg, libglib and so on, in the past. I have a nice custom distro now, it works well but I have ...
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Adding directory to PATH through Makefile

I'm having some trouble in exporting the PATH I've modified inside the Makefile into the current Terminal. I'm trying to add to the PATH, the bin folder inside wherever the Makefile directory 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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Create single executable file from directory

I'm looking to create a single executable file from a directory, to make a 'standalone' app. So say my directory structure is: -app --assets --bin --views runme go.sh and within go.sh I ...
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How does make continue compilation?

I know that I can interrupt a make process anytime without having to recompile the entire source tree again. As I know, make only compiles a target if it's not compiled yet, or the source code is ...
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cross compile embedded arm

I have the android 4.2.2 code in directory /home/sghPhone2 which compiles normal with make menuconfig but I need to compile a 4.4 kernel and possibly patch it but when I download the source from ...
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Install application on barebone linux board without internet

I'm kind of new to using linux for hardware development. I made a C program which uses ExifTool, and it works fine on the desktop. The ExifTool have to be installed and runs on Perl. I can cross ...
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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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LFS-7.5 util-linux `make check` fails

When I run make check in util-linux, it fails saying: 3 tests of 127 FAILED According to LFS - 7.5 test logs found here, 2 tests fail and that is acceptable. But my cal command fails while ...
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What does make[number] mean in make V=s?

When I enable make V=s to read the full log of make. I always see make[numer] in the log. e.g: datle@debian:~/workspace/cpx/trunk$ make rm -rf openwrt/tmp cp config/defaut.config openwrt/.config cd ...
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Some errors have occured when I installed lucene, a perl module!

Some errors have occured when I installed lucene, a perl module: [xlwang@localhost Lucene-0.18]$ make test Running Mkbootstrap for Lucene () chmod 644 Lucene.bs PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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After apt-get update and upgrade, do I need to recompile and re-install software that I did not install via apt-get install?

In particular, I noticed that my OpenSSL has been upgraded after a system update via sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade. As I installed my Squid server by manually compiling, configuring ...
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Error while building Linux module of a wireless driver

I have recently installed Debian Wheezy onto one of my old computers to test it out and to become more familiar with Unix. To my surprise I enjoy the interface very much so far, but I have run into a ...
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Debian packaging with dependency (from the scratch)

I would like to package my software (in C) into a .deb file, but I encounter some difficulties. It would be nice if someone could give me a hand... Let the source code be the following toy example: ...
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Creating a Makefile [closed]

As the title states, I am wondering how to create a Makefile to compile hello.c: // for example int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { puts("Hello world"); return 0; } I am aware that I ...
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cannot make protobuf on Solaris 8

I just downloaded protocol buffer (protobuf) 2.5.0 from here. Then I tried to install it on Solaris 8 (SunOS ms-sparc8 5.8). When I try to run make, I got this error. In file included from ...
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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 can you avoid clobbering configuration files when installing with make

When using the autotools build system and installing with make install how is it possible to avoid clobbering existing configuration files? I've defined a configuration file in a Makefile.am like so: ...
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Unable to install libevent without admin priviledges

I just downloaded libevent-2.0.21-stable, which I am hoping to compile so that I can use tmux. However, when I run: ./configure --prefix=/path/to/libevent-2.0.21-stable/ make make install ...
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error while executing make commad in ubuntu terminal

While trying to install the som_pak-3.1-NAcMoS.tar.gz file, I've used the below commands: $ tar xvf som_pak-3.1-NAcMoS.tar.gz $ cd som_pak-3.1 $ cp makefile.unix makefile $ make $ cd .. $ ln -s ...
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What does “make install” do in the Makefile that comes with the kernel?

I'm trying to identify what does make install do with the kernel and what does the actual "install" of the kernel once it's been compiled means. The problem is I can't really identify the target ...
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Building Snapwm on FreeBSD (Problem of gcc and clang)?

According to FreeBSD, from version 10 they use Clang/LLVM instead of gcc. on the surface of it all things should perform as been before even better. but I have faced this reality more than I want to. ...
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Using a make rule to call another

I am writing a LaTeX project that I am using a makefile for. I have a clean function to clean the excess LaTeX files: .PHONY: clean clean: \rm *.aux *.blg *.out *.bbl *.log But in some cases I ...
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Fix for: /usr/lib/libnssutil3.so: undefined reference to `PL_ClearArenaPool'

Error occurs during attempt to make via: cc -m32 -s -o ford_check_password ford_check_pws.o wsl4_cookie_auth.o fds_auth.o -L. -L/ford/thishost/proj/dmadmin/ford/lib -lcrypto -lldap50 -lssldap50 ...
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Understanding a make file for making .ko files

I know the purpose of this make file; it is a driver’s Makefile, which would invoke the kernel’s build system from the kernel source. But Unable to understand what exactly is going on. # Makefile – ...
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How to build a custom kernel with localmodconfig that support hardware of multiple machines?

When configuring a server to run a single task, like an appliance, there might rise the need to build a custom kernel. For example to save disk space. Ubuntu Core 13.10 amd64 root filesystem is a ...
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In makefile when do we use .o files?

In the following make file, what is the significance of adding .o files instead of .c files? CC=gcc CFLAGS=-I. hellomake: hellomake.o hellofunc.o $(CC) -o hellomake hellomake.o hellofunc.o ...
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modules make: *** /lib/modules/3.7-trunk-amd64/build: No such file or directory

I need to install Kali Linux updates without Internet access on my laptop. I think I need to do this because I'm trying to install the WiFi driver but I get an error when I try to make: make ...
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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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RPM specfile for C/C++ project: how do I know how to fill in Requires and BuildRequires fields?

I have several C/C++ projects with sources and makefiles and I'm trying to pack them into rpms. Defining the dependencies for the created packages has become a problem for me. Concretely I need to ...
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Trouble using `make gconfig` in ubuntu linux

I am trying to compile vanilla Linux kernel 3.12.14 downloaded from kernel.org. When I try make gconfig, it says: * Unable to find the GTK+ installation. Please make sure that * the GTK+ 2.0 ...
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fmem compile error with make

I am a beginner in the Linux world and I'm trying to figure out how to run the make command. I'm trying to make use of fmem (a tool found on the internet), and it is said that "make" must be run from ...
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How to flash U-Boot to a Devkit8500?

When I try running this: make CROSS_COMPILE=/root/prebuilt/linux-x86/toolchain/arm-eabi-4.4.0/bin/arm-eabi- omap3devkit8000_config I get this error: make: *** No rule to make target ...
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makefile uses same receipe for multiple targets

i love this makefile but if i call 'all' or 'lab4' it will -o the name 'lab4' but build using the dbug receipe. if i call 'dbug' it will -o 'dbug' and use dbug receipe. what am i doing wrong? i stole ...
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Linux Debain Squeezy Distro: Weakerth4n, Kconfig && make issues

I am running the Weakerth4n linux operating system on my old dell d600 laptop I got at Defcon for $80 USD. Anyway I had a question about making certain programs (like Virtual Box) this may be as ...
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Poppler.h fatal error while installing Slider from git on Tanglu (Debian)

People! Trying to install little PDF presentation soft (https://github.com/TrilbyWhite/Slider). When trying to do "make" I get this: slider.h:9:21: fatal error: poppler.h: No such file or ...
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What do $@ and $< in a makefile mean?

I am seeing a makefile and it has the symbols $@ and $< in it. I have never seen them, and Google does not show any results about them. Do you know what these commands do?
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How do I change which version of Qt is used for qmake?

I feel like there should be a simple way of doing this, but my googlefu is failing so I'd really appreciate some info on how to switch (or even permanently change) which version of Qt is used when ...
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Building binutils - lfs - error while 'make'

I'm going to build my own Linux from scratch, but I've got an error while running 'make' for binutils in chapter 5 I get some errors. The output of 'make' is here: http://pastebin.com/8aVz6jfd There ...
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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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/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -ldb while compiling iproute2

I am trying to compile iproute2-3-12-0 on Fedora 19, I have BerkeleyDB installed, the command ls -la /usr/lib/libdb* gives following results: -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1847852 May 16 2013 ...
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Fedora make command broken, kernel mismatch

On a new Dell Inspiron 3521, I tried installing Linux. First try was Ubuntu, but couldn't get the WiFi working. After trying all sort of things and commands, some errors started to show. I then ...
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File (products) of a kernel cross compilation

When the kernel is cross compiled (example. make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=arm-linux-gnueabi-), what are the newly created files and their meanings? I'm not looking for a detailed explanation of each ...
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Compiling multiple C++ files with make

I made a makefile to help compile multiple C++ files, but it is giving me "command not found" errors. Could anyone help me to fix it? The errors I get: Make: line 1: main.out::command not found ...