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

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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 cefclient/...
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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 install"...
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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 ...
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program “killed” as soon as it runs

Ubuntu 12.04 I have success with make, and output a program name algo. When I type ./algo,the terminal just directly shows 'killed' And I searched the var/log/message or syslog kern.log. I don't ...
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How to Cross Compile elfutils

My system (uname --all) Linux shyamdaramubtnb 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:39:51 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux My target ARM Cortex A7 I am in the process of cross ...
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Using embedded python script in Makefile

I'm trying to run a Python snippet inside a Make target, but I'm having trouble trying to figure out how these things work in Make. Here is my attempt so far: define BROWSER_PYSCRIPT import os, ...
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Can't make ./configure find tcltk while building R

I am trying to build R-3.2.1 from source with support for tcltk, but anything I try don't work, since I get then in R: > capabilities("tcltk") tcltk FALSE I am running Debian 8, I have installed ...
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How build of ASUS Merlin firmware

I'm trying to build newest ASUS-Merlin firmware on Ubuntu. My build fails with: make[7]: Entering directory `/root/asuswrt-merlin/release/src/router/lighttpd-1.4.29/src' /bin/bash ../libtool --tag=...
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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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Compile Package without installing needed libraries

I try to compile bluez-utils-3.36, but after a try to configure the package, the error message: configure: error: Bluetooth library is required appeared. The problem: i am not allowed to update or ...
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Checking environment variables' value in Makefile

I have a Makefile target, in which I have to check the value of an environment variable. But, I don't get the exact syntax of it. Tried hard, but can't find it. Any help is appreciated. Environment ...
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How to run a specific test from OpenSSL test suite?

I want to measure the code coverage of different tests from OpenSSL test suite. I successfully measured the total coverage of the tests with this method: $ make clean $ export CC="gcc -fprofile-...
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Linux 'make' command fails after installing ruby and gems for biopieces

We wanted to try the biopieces tools, which require certain dependencies, such as ruby and perl, a.o. After running the installers, and consequently installing some ruby gems, we were not able to run ...
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How to echo makefile variable through Make's $(shell …)

I have a GNU makefile. The makefile has a few tests (around line 65 from the linked file): UNAME = uname MACHINE ?= $(shell $(UNAME) -m) SYSTEM ?= $(shell $(UNAME) -s) IS_X86 = $(shell echo $...
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shell operation within makefile [closed]

I have the following line in my makefile: var := $(sort $(foreach m,$(libs),$($(m)-objs))) which I changed: it now uses sort from the shell: var := $(shell echo $(foreach m,$(libs),$($(m)-objs)) ...
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LFS 7.6 GCC make error

I do not have much experience with Linux systems, but I decided to work on an LFS system for a bit. I understand that this was a large undertaking for my limited knowledge, but I thought I was ...
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.PHONY all rules in GNU make file?

Am I wrong in my interpretation that I should basically just put first before all make rules: .PHONY: all of my rules all: echo "Executing all ..." of: echo "Executing of ..." my: echo ...
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Which shell is used in GNU Make files?

I've seen things like echo, mv, if, for, in makefile rules. Some kind of shell commands seem to be recognized. Is this bash? How can I figure out which shell is being used and full list of keywords ...
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Is there any advantage to using the -j2 argument when building Linux systems in VirtualBox?

I'm using BuildRoot to build root filesystem images, from within VirtualBox. The builds are very slow. Is there any advantage to running "make -j2" in the virtual machine? The /proc/cpuinfo from ...
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Editing make process?

So.. I figure this is alright to ask around here. https://github.com/swarren/u-boot — I have this, need to get the binary so I can finally run something other than Raspbian on the Pi. The ...
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How do I make a Make, Make Install, and deb file for a python program?

I recently wrote a python program. Now the question: how do I go about making an installation script for it? From my understanding, you need to create a make file, I believe that a make file is made ...
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make for linux kernel module

I have recently started learning kernel module programming using the book The Linux Kernel Module Programming Guide and I dont understand how does this make work obj-m += hello-1.o all: make -C /...
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Some questions regarding linux kernel external module build process

The Linux kernel documentation page for building external modules (https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/kbuild/modules.txt) says this: === 2. How to Build External Modules To ...
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Compiling sources with a non-default compiler

I need to implement an authentication scheme on an embedded device and require gmp in order to perform large integer operations. After downloading the sources they must be compiled with a proprietary ...
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Can `make` automatically install dependencies?

When I am installing a program with the make and make install method, there are (very often) many dependencies that need to be installed before the installation of the new program can begin. So ...
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Running make for LFS complains about [ and about missing gawk

I'm having a strange error when I'm trying to start the make process for LFS using the LiveCD SVN Trunk. When I go to run make it gives me; $ make /bin/sh: 1: [: -ne: unexpected operator -e Missing ...
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Use a package to install dependency and copy custom conf file

I used dh_make to create a basic Debian package install. I added a dependency which is the actual program I want. All I want to do is overwrite the conf file this package installed, with a new file ...
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Can I resume make after a Ctrl+C?

I am installing gcc version 5.1 on a supercomputer cluster. I configured it and am now running the make command. It has been several hours and is still running as it is a long install, but the work ...
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Invoke python script through make command

I have a tool with 5 python scripts say A.py, B.py, C.py, D.py and E.py. I have to run this program in Linux. A.py is the one program I run which imports other files and uses them. For running A.py, I ...
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TelosB mote and TinyOS

I am trying to Blink LED on TelosB mote. I have installed TinyOS but I am having an issue with the make command. Could anybody be able to help?
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gnu make: “:= $(expression)” vs “:= @(expression)”

I am trying to determine what the the difference is between the "$" and "@" when used during expression evaluation (if that is the correct term). For instance, in the Makefile I am trying to ...
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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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makefile woes , attempting to compile libdai

I'd like to compile libDAI. This comes with a Makefile.conf having the line MEXFLAGS:=CXX\#g++ CXXFLAGS\#'$(CCFLAGS)' which seems to cause trouble when i try using 'make' jeremy@jrr:~/jeremy....
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What changes to be done in Python file when Makefile is being used?

I have a set of python class files. I run the MainProgram.py on the linux as python MainProgram.py which uses the rest of the class files.It reads from an input file and write an output file. Until ...
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In a Makefile, how can I begin processing a file before it has finished building?

I'm using make to automate a project that generates lots of data, then processes it, with recipes roughly like this: processed-data: data data-processing-program $^ > $@ data: output-data ...
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makefile fails when deleting a file [closed]

I am trying to write makefile and check - if a folder exist - delete it : BINUTILS_TAR_GZ := binutils-2.25.tar.gz BINUTILS_ORIG := binutils-2.25 BINUTILS_CHANGES := binutils_changes . . . clean: @...