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

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Makefile compiles unchanged files

Made an effort to get the object files in another directory, but that directory would otherwise reflect the source directory tree. Got that to work, but there is a missing piece at the $(OBJ): line ...
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Why does 'make' complain about a missing rule when I try to build a program from source?

I am a Linux novice, and I am attempting to compile scientific software called DL_POLY_Classic. I downloaded the zip file dl_class_1.6.tar.gz and unzipped it using the command tar xvzf ...
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Can a bootable NetBSD be built on OSX?

I've got OSX 10.9.5 . I want to build NetBSD (or at least it's kernel) on my OSX box. I've tried building the 'config' program but I can't find 'build.sh'. Is this possible and what would be the steps ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I apply a patch?

I need to apply the following patch, and I don't want to mess up what I have so far. Below I have posted the complete content I found online, which was someone's response to a question similar to ...
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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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When running sudo make install environment variables are not passed

I have problems with using pkg-config in a Makefile, while running in sudo mode. I need to have PKG_CONFIG_PATH set for pkg-config to find geany.pc file that is held in /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig. If I ...
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.DELETE_ON_ERROR behavior with make and pipelines

The .DELETE_ON_ERROR target will tell make to delete a target if a rule fails. But this doesn't work for pipelines, because the exit status value $? holds the value of the last program in the ...
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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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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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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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/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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How to write makefile for bulk processing?

I have some files in a folder source. I want to process them using program program and output them into folder target just by typing $ make How should I write a makefile for this? Directory ...
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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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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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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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To write this Pseudocode with Regex

I am doing a Makefile which I run regularly by Crontab every day at 0230 crontab -e; 30 2 * * * /bin/thePseudocode Python-like Pseudocode directories = ["Cardiology", "Rheumatology", "Surgery"] ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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openssl-1.0.1e compiling on Debian

I am compiling OpenSSL-1.0.1e on Debian Lenny (armv4 architecture). I have been following the instruction on http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/postlfs/openssl.html to compile the source ...
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Makefile $wildcard only matches top directory

I am trying to implement a makefile for my C project which has a directory structure as follows: PROJECT_FOLDER: folder1 folder2 folder // n number of folders main.c FOLDER1: ...
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How do I recursively apply PKGREPOSITORY when calling make package-recursive in FreeBSD?

I'm trying to create a package of Apache and its dependencies: sudo make package-recursive \ __MAKE_CONF=~/make.apache22.conf \ PKGREPSOITORY=/usr/home/gvkv Everything works fine; Apache and its ...
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Configuration of unixODBC after compiling from source

I am using a device that is running Yoco Linux on a 32 Bit architecture. It does not provide a package manager or a compiler thus not allowing me to compile on it. Instead I use a Ubuntu Virtual ...
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Uninstall & remove emacs (installed via “make”)

I have installed emacs24.4 through instructions on this site. Now I want to uninstall and remove it completely, but since I haven't installed emacs via apt-get I can't seem to remove it either via ...
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ld cannot find -lQt5Multimedia

I'm trying to build BBQScreen for Linux. During the make process, I get the following error: g++ -m64 -o Linux/BBQScreenClient2 debug/main.o debug/mainwindow.o debug/screenform.o ...
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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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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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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 to make OpenWrt Makefile compile faster?

I have recorded that it took 50 minutes for an initial compilation of the OpenWrt firmware image, assuming all the necessary packages have been installed via sudo apt-get install. My BuildRoot Root ...
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Makefile idiom to install to the first available directory

I have a Makefile which, among other things, installs a Bash completion script: install [...] /etc/bash_completion.d/ This works fine in Ubuntu, but in Arch Bash completions are installed to ...
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How can I copy a git repo from a Makefile?

I'm writing a Makefile to sync my local dotfiles with GitHub. I recently decided to also add my .vim folder to the repo. But when trying to copy the .vim folder I keep getting a Permission denied ...
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Installing GNU Make on ChromeOS

Playing around with the new Chromebook, was trying to get Make working to the end of installing other software. However, can't seem to get Make anywhere near to install; ./configure doesn't generate ...
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Build Gimp from custom-path libraries

I'm installing Gimp (2.6.10) on Debian. The system has all the required libraries (dependencies) installed in the default directories, so giving to Gimp ./configure && make && make ...
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Autocompletion for Makefile rules in tcsh

I'm using tcsh in a SUSE 11 box and I realized that when typing makeTab it allows me to auto-complete the rules available within the Makefile, not the files that are inside the current directory. ...
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Cannot find libgmp when compiling GCC 4.5.2

I'm attempting to compile GCC 4.5.2 as part of the Linux from Scratch book (http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/stable/chapter05/gcc-pass1.html). My configure is as follows: ./configure \ ...
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pysvn fails to make due to -lneon not found?

I am trying to install pysvn on my CentOS server and it says that -lneon is gone. After searching their mailing lists for a bit I found what neon means but it doesn't say how can I get it? Here's my ...
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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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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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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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No dpkg or apt, no make or gcc. Need to install them all [closed]

I have a minimal Debian Linux based machine (i686) and need to get some .deb installed. This does not even have make or gcc installed. So I am unable to compile anything on this. So to get it ...
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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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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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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 ...