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

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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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I want to run commands like make, make install, python setup install without changing directories

I have written a script which will download software from the internet to the current user's home directory and then untar it. And then I have to make and make install it and in some software I have ...
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make install - how to use wget, not curl

I do not have root access on my Ubuntu but want to install git. I was following this tutorial but when running make or make install it says curl is not installed. Can I use wget instead if this is a ...
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Why can't gcc find libevent when building tmux from source?

I want to install tmux on a machine where I don't have root access. I already compiled libevent and installed it in $HOME/.bin-libevent and now I want to compile tmux, but configure always ends with ...
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How to run a Python script in Makefile

I want to write a Makefile to find specific files and run a Python script on each file. The Python script accepts sys.stdin input. find $(W)/$(OVE) -name "*.xml" -print | \ while read x ; do \ cat ...
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linux-sunxi - make failed, undefined references clk_*

I try to build uImage for linux-sunxi on a Debian box, which is prepared like this (How To Build Debian From Source Code for Mele): apt-get install emdebian-archive-keyring apt-get install ...
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Building monotools-server, gtk+, pango - bizarre path issues

I'm attempting to build the monotools-server app from source. After days of hunting down missing dependencies (and in one case (xsp) having to manually modify a generated Makefile to remove a ...
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Make and apt-get Have Stopped Working

So I downloaded the non-free broadcom driver(b44) for my debian install, however when I try to make it I get the following error: make make -C /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-amd64/build ...
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Why people recommend the -j3 option for make when having a dual-core CPU?

In Gentoo Linux it is possible to set the MAKEOPTS variable in /etc/portage/make.conf to tell make how many jobs it should run in parallel when building packages. Since I have a dual-core CPU, I ...
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Building Qt: 'make clean' causes everything to get recompiled?

(This applies to Qt versions >= 4.7.3.) I made an attempt to build Qt with custom parameters on my Debian box and it actually took AGES to compile (IIRC more than 6 hours on a single-core CPU). That's ...
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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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help installing checkinstall locally

I'm trying to install checkinstall locally in my home directory. Though, in the INSTALL file is only described how to do a system wide installation: Simple enough: make su make install checkinstall ...
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If I run ./configure, then make again, then will it ruin things if I want to run make a 2nd time?

http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/docs/netcdf-install/Quick-Instructions.html#Quick-Instructions is what I'm trying to install. Anyways, I ran ./configure and make but then I ran make ...
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Looping over directory entries in bash and saving to an array

(See update at the foot of the question). This is a followup question to "Make directory copies using find". This question involved manipulating a bunch of directories, This got too complicated to ...
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libbfd-2.22.so missing while compiling Binutils/Glibc/Zlib

When I try to compile Binutils, Glibc and Zlib using chroot on my LFS system, I get this error: ar: error while loading shared libraries: libbfd-2.22.so: cannot open shared object file: No such ...
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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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What could be causing make to hang when compiling on multiple cores?

Yesterday I was trying to compile the ROOT package from source. Since I was compiling it on a 6 core monster machine, I decided to go ahead and build using multiple cores using make -j 6. The ...
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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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Are there any CheckInstall side effects or should I use it every time?

I'm using Ubuntu at work and Slackware at home. Today at work I have downloaded some suspicious program from our company repository that was supposed to automate some repetitive tasks. I installed ...
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What went wrong with this driver install?

I am trying to install the correct LAN card drivers on openSuse 12.1. This is the output of the log file for the autorun.sh script: ------------------------------- Sun Jul 1 21:50:45 IDT 2012 ...
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error: implicit declaration of function ‘rt_dev_socket’

The developer says: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.linux.real-time.rtnet.user/2546 Now how can I tell the Makefile to look for headers in /usr/local/rtnet/include respectively ...
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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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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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Why can't ld find this library?

I'm not very knowledgeable on this topic, and therefore can't figure out why the following command does not work: $ gfortran -o dsimpletest -O dsimpletest.o ../lib/libdmumps.a \ ...
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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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ssh: “Error reading response length from authentication socket”

I have a Makefile with some ssh and rsync commands. All of them are executed correctly, but give the following error message: Error reading response length from authentication socket. I don't like ...
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How to install LuaJIT on FreeBSD without using Gmake?

Has anyone been able to install LuaJIT v2 on FreeBSD AMD64(x64) without using Gmake (just freebsd-make)? If so how? When I attempt to use freebsd-make, LuaJIT doesn't build.
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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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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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Why is this make file not working?

I have tried to simplify this makefile to the bare minimum, but cannot get it to use an executable to convert one type of file to another if the timestamps have changed. I'm sure there is a stupidly ...
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Compiling a kernel module with some options

I have a bug in a driver (iwlwifi/iwlagn), which I have reported, and the developers are asking me to "build the driver with debug options enabled." More specifically: Debugging output is enabled ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Replace one line with STDIN in a Makefile

One Makefile target is supposed to be in charge of: grabbing the output of $ perl Markdown.pl src/index.md (markdown to html) using that string to replace one line, something like CONTENT ...
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how can a makefile detect whether a command is available in the local machine?

I began to use org-mode for planning out my tasks in GTD-style system. Putting every org files in a directory of a Dropbox folder, I run emacs to edit / manage these files from three different local ...
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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 avoid “make” redoing a library

I have a project for school. In the root dir, I have 3 subdirs which all have a makefile (because there will be 3 executable files), and there is 1 lib dir. This dir contains my library source files ...
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Why do some packages use 'make install' while other use 'sudo make install'

I recently installed LAME encoder on my server to convert wav to mp3 and that worked with './configure, make, make install; I then tried to install OGG encoder and that requires './configure, make, ...
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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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Make errors when compiling hulahop

When I cloned hulahop I had a few possibilities to install it. I have chosen the path with autogen.sh I used commands: $ sh autogen.sh # -> OK $ ./configure # -> OK But make fails: $ ...
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What is a subshell (in the context of the documentation of make)?

I'm reading a book about the make command and there is a paragraph: If any of the prerequisites has an associated rule, make attempts to update those first. Next, the target file is considered. ...
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How to send stderr to stdout with a pipe to another command?

I'm trying to capture all of the output of a build operation, and send it to myprogram. I seem to only be able to capture part of it. This is what I'm trying: make clean && make ...
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Difference between “make install” and “sudo make install”

Sometimes I encounter problems with using make install which gives me a permission denied error when writing to some folders. So instinctively I use sudo make install. Will this introduce additional ...
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How to include local header files in linux kernel module

Say I have a module mymod with source files as follows: src/mod/mymod.c src/inc/mymod.h I try to include mymod.h as follows #include <mymod.h> My makefile contains EXTRA_CFLAGS= ...
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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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Ocaml compilation error in AIX 6.1

I meet the following error when I try to compile Ocaml on my server running AIX 6.1 : "../Makefile.shared", line 39: make: 1254-055 Dependency line needs colon or double colon operator. ...
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Where can I find a list of 'make' error codes?

I am trying to compile a program written in Fortran using make (I have a Makefile and, while in the directory containing the Makefile, I type the command $ make target, where "target" is a ...
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What do I install into a given install prefix

Which directories should I expect to have in an install prefix when I'm writing makefiles? I've noticed that in the common prefix /usr, there is no /etc, yet there is an /include dir, which isn't in ...