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

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Why is this autogen.sh script failing?

I've downloaded this window manager from github and it has a autogen.sh script but it failed each time. I don't know what could happen or how to fix it: Output from ./autogen.sh: /usr/bin/gnome-...
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Some questions compiling linux kernel with make-kpkg

I'm doing my first steps compiling the linux kernel and adding a new system call. I've managed to do it, but I still have some questions. For this task, I has set up a Virtual Machine guesting debian ...
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What steps are involved in porting an Xorg OpenGL app to DirectFB?

I'm looking for a birds-eye view on porting a small app1 that uses some OpenGL functions from it's home on Xorg to run in a more stand-alone fashion using DirectFB. I am unfamiliar with both C and ...
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CFLAGS in Linux kernel makefiles: which one is used when?

I'm not familiar with Makefiles, I can kinda understand them, but with the Linux Kernel I have a question. (Using 3.7.1, Patched with BFS so line numbers may be a bit off) On line 248 HOSTCFLAGS =...
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Make problem with includes [closed]

I am installing imagick-v3.1.0RC2 package on CentOS 5.5. I have ImageMagick 6.7.9-9 installed as well and have a problem on the make step. Problem is that its cannot find included file: /usr/local/...
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In Linux, is 'make folder/path/clean' same as running 'make clean' command in folder/path?

I'm new to Linux, more so for Makefile. In Linux, is 'make folder/path/clean' same as running 'make clean' command in folder/path/? (folder/path/ refers to an arbitrary directory.) Apart from this ...
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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 to take variables from another Makefile in shell script

I want to use the variables from another Makefile under the directory ~/kernelbuild/linux-3.14.37 in my own shell script. Following is the variables that I need: VERSION = 3 PATCHLEVEL = 14 SUBLEVEL ...
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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 dl_class_1.6....
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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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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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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 mine....
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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 pipeline....
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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 ["ON"...
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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 /usr/lib/...
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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 tree:...
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pkg-config output not working with makefile?

I'm trying to run the makefile, shown in this repo, which is a simple Wayland client. But when I run make, it seems that the output of $(WAYLAND) is blank, and it fails to compile due to not being ...
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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 /usr/local/...
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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 apt-...
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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 debug/QStreamDecoder....
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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 ARCH=...
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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 /usr/...
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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 \ --...