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

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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.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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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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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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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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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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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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Nested packages for different subdirectories in autoconf?

I have different subdirectories that need to be compiled in different ways. For example, some files needs to include some others using CFLAGS. However, CFLAGS can only be set in configuration files, ...
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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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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 list prerequisites externally in GNU Make?

How can I query prerequisites of a target from a GNU Make makefile? E.g. if the targets specified like this: fred: wilma barney betty I want to print prerequisites of fred like this: $ make ...
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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: @...
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Possible? Build on OpenSuse 13.x deploy on SLES 11

I need to build nginx for SLES 11.3 Do I have to build it on the SLES 11.3 Host or could I build it on my local OpenSuse 13.2 Host? The Problem is that, there are a lot of dependencies missing on the ...
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How can i make use of makefile exported values while running script file

How can i make use of makefile exported values while running script file. I have makefile with some exported values. I am running one script file. i need to make use of variables exported in makefile ...
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Why doesn't 'ar' work like the manpage says?

I'm trying to use 'ar' included in Debian Wheezy armel version of binutils and it doesn't seem to operate like on other systems I've encountered. Some sample output from the command-line: $ ar Usage:...
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Dtrace on linux

I am trying to install dtrace on Cent OS 6.4 kernel 2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64 with following error [root@mscserver dtrace-20150306]# make all BUILD_DIR=build-2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64 tools/build.pl build-...
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Build gdal with mrsid plugin on fedora 21 server

I've been having an issue for over a week now. The problem is, I can't build gdal source with MrSid DSDK on Fedora 21 Server. I have built and installed gdal with MrSid on Fedora 21 without any ...
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How to use pass filename without extension to gedit external tool for make?

I am wanting to build and run a program called dbgen using the external tools. I know that this variable holds the filename, ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍dbgen.c‍‍ : $GEDIT_CURRENT_DOCUMENT_NAME How do I remove the .c ...
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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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does checkinstall uninstall previously installed software?

Originally I installed emacs 24.4 by compiling its source and checkinstall. I use the default install dir --prefix=/usr/local. So /usr/local/bin/emacs. Now I use the same way to install emacs 24.5. ...
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Is there a easy-to-install distribution with all the necessary tools to compile (make, autotools, etc)?

I'm working on a workstation without root privileges. Since I need some tools I cannot install directly, I wish to put them in a vm. The problem is, I cannot connect to the repositories from the vm (...
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GCC error trying to exec 'cc1'

I was cross-compiling a Linux kernel for my Raspberry Pi on a laptop (running debian 7) (followed the instructions here); but when I start compiling (make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=${CCPREFIX}), I get ...
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libssl undefined reference to symbol 'SSL_load_error_strings@@OPENSSL_1.0.0'

With the following CMakeLists.txt (I tried to snip it AMAP) https://gist.github.com/pbertoni/29200833dc562ab6ee2c I got this error from make at linking time: /usr/bin/ld: CMakeFiles/blockmon.dir/...
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Make fails while installing Node.js on my cPanel server

I've tried all the solutions I've found like make LINK=g++ with no results. It is a cPanel server and I don't have sudo rights. I've tried following tutorials and the tutorial says: wget http://...
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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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Error while building libmtp package :Makefile:446: recipe for target 'libmtp_la-util.lo' failed

I am getting an error while building the libmtp sources from pisi linux: Makefile:446: recipe for target 'libmtp_la-util.lo' failed This is the full output: http://pastebin.com/mXtWmJPJ.
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How to fix “skipping incompatible /usr/lib/libc.a”

I get the following error when I try to build an embedded Linux target on a 64 bit Fedora 16 (Verne): make[3]: Entering directory `/export/home/git/minerva-5.x/third_party/multifiles' mips-linux-gnu-...
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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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Shell script for automated kernel compilation

I am trying to write a shell script to build a custom kernel on Arch Linux. I have succeeded to do write all the steps described in the Arch Linux kernel compilation page: https://wiki.archlinux.org/...
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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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Switch-case block inside define keyword in a single logical line in a makefile

This is the code excerpt from ghc.mk, part of Haskell source compilation. I find it different, because the author has chosen to write one function block in a single line. Is it a common practice in ...
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File function in makefile takes args prefixed by '@' symbol

This code excerpt is from Chapter 8.6 of GNU makefile manual. What does @$@.in for file function arg in a makefile mean? and why are shell commands like rm prefixed by '@' symbol program: $(OBJECTS) ...
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can't find “buildkernel” target in FreeBSD source files

I'm trying to compile a FreeBSD 9.3 Kernel. in the docs it states that the commands make buildkernel and make installkernel must be run, However I can't find these two targets anywhere in the make ...