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

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Please explain what happens when I run this Makefile

I'm learning flex and (for really the first time) using the command line. I created a Makefile to simplify my testing process but I don't understand why the commands are in reverse. For instance, in ...
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Unable to 'make' anything.. Kernel-headers problem? Trying to get my RTL8723BE working

I'm a starting security/Linux student and I'm having headache-problems getting my wireless to work on Kali Linux. Recently I've bought a new laptop, to be specific the: Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70-01418NL ...
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Gmake macro expansion: macro calls macro with variable in arguments

In the following makeffile one macro process it's arguments to call another macro. I expect that makefile below will generate two targets and correct list of the targets in $TARGETS. But in fact it ...
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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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using all callin different targets in makefile

I wrote a makefile as given below: .PHONY: clean_lib all a: lib make $@.exe c: lib make $@.exe clean_lib: rm -f lib all: a clean_lib c When I call make all I would like ...
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Makefile error: empty variable name

I am writing a simple Hello World kernel module. The Makefile I wrote is giving me such an error: esp@ubuntu:~/task1-2$ make all make -C /usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-35-generic SUBDIRS = ...
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CheckInstall on CentOS

I am attempting to make CheckInstall on a clean version of CentOS however I am having difficulty, I receive the following error: [root@host checkinstall-1.6.2]# make for file in ...
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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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“Cannot find -lgdbm” when making xemacs in FreeBSD10

I have been trying to install xemacs 21.4.22 in FreeBSD10 x64. Once I run ./configure and try to run make it gives me this error with libgdm.so library [eddyraz@laptop-eddyraz] ...
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Why current directory doesn't change in makefile?

I'm trying to run a simple script- clone a git repository into a certain directory, then cd to this directory in order to execute an installation script. This script is in a Makefile. But the cd ...
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Apt-Get No installation candidate. Can't install anything

So, I am running a MineOS Linux, which is based on Debian turnkey, and the installation was around 250 MB, so probably not all of the commands that come with Linux were installed. I use this to run ...
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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: ...
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Install newer version of application in $HOME without root access and linking to installed app

I am new to installing application from source and just learning the best practices to do so. I have this linux box without root access with a quite old emacs, so I downloaded the latest version and ...
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“No target” error using Make

I'm learning how to use make and makefiles, so I wrote this little file: %.markdown: %.html pandoc -o $< $@ But when I run make, all I get is make: *** No targets. Stop. What's going on? ...
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How come “make install” can only be done on my target machine?

I have been given a customized kernel by a customer and asked to build it using the following commands: make sudo su make modules_install make install This has to be done on my host machine, ...
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CMake Error: The current directory is different than

I'm trying to compile the source code for Shrewsoft VPN. The instructions say to compile the source on step 4. However... I get this error: user@ubuntu:~/Ubuntu One/Programs/ShrewSoft VPN$ sudo ...
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Installing from source. How to resolve dependencies without destroying the package manager

I don't consider myself a total noob, but compiling and installing software is a pain and problem I cannot overcome. I just want to run down through my understanding of this process with someone more ...
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Build Transmission 2.84 .deb package with checkinstall

I'm trying to compile and make by myself some .deb packages to keep my Raspbian more up to date than the repository. Now I want to update Transmission to v 2.84. Here's what I've done: Download the ...
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How can I exclude some library paths listed in “ pkg-config --variable pc_path pkg-config”?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 upgraded from 12.04 making dist-upgrades. I did many manual installations such as ffmpeg, libglib and so on, in the past. I have a nice custom distro now, it works well but I have ...
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Adding directory to PATH through Makefile

I'm having some trouble in exporting the PATH I've modified inside the Makefile into the current Terminal. I'm trying to add to the PATH, the bin folder inside wherever the Makefile directory is. ...
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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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Create single executable file from directory

I'm looking to create a single executable file from a directory, to make a 'standalone' app. So say my directory structure is: -app --assets --bin --views runme go.sh and within go.sh I ...
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How does make continue compilation?

I know that I can interrupt a make process anytime without having to recompile the entire source tree again. As I know, make only compiles a target if it's not compiled yet, or the source code is ...
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cross compile embedded arm

I have the android 4.2.2 code in directory /home/sghPhone2 which compiles normal with make menuconfig but I need to compile a 4.4 kernel and possibly patch it but when I download the source from ...
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Install application on barebone linux board without internet

I'm kind of new to using linux for hardware development. I made a C program which uses ExifTool, and it works fine on the desktop. The ExifTool have to be installed and runs on Perl. I can cross ...
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Find out extension of executable files?

When I am building software from source on a GNU+Linux system, during the ./configure stage I frequently see the following line: checking for suffix of executables... How do I create such a check ...
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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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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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Some errors have occured when I installed lucene, a perl module!

Some errors have occured when I installed lucene, a perl module: [xlwang@localhost Lucene-0.18]$ make test Running Mkbootstrap for Lucene () chmod 644 Lucene.bs PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 ...
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fatal error: linux/smp_lock.h: No such file or directory

I'm trying to build some drivers for a TV tuner and I am getting this error when I build: make -s -C /lib/modules/3.2.0-23-generic/build SUBDIRS=/home/jtp/IT9135_SRC modules In file included from ...
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After apt-get update and upgrade, do I need to recompile and re-install software that I did not install via apt-get install?

In particular, I noticed that my OpenSSL has been upgraded after a system update via sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade. As I installed my Squid server by manually compiling, configuring ...
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Error while building Linux module of a wireless driver

I have recently installed Debian Wheezy onto one of my old computers to test it out and to become more familiar with Unix. To my surprise I enjoy the interface very much so far, but I have run into a ...
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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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Creating a Makefile [closed]

As the title states, I am wondering how to create a Makefile to compile hello.c: // for example int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { puts("Hello world"); return 0; } I am aware that I ...
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cannot make protobuf on Solaris 8

I just downloaded protocol buffer (protobuf) 2.5.0 from here. Then I tried to install it on Solaris 8 (SunOS ms-sparc8 5.8). When I try to run make, I got this error. In file included from ...
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Where does make defconfig get its configuration in OpenWrt?

I am compiling an image for wifi devices using OpenWrt. Following the instruction I copy a simple .config file to TOP-DIR. CONFIG_TARGET_ar71xx=y CONFIG_TARGET_ar71xx_generic=y ...
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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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Unable to install libevent without admin priviledges

I just downloaded libevent-2.0.21-stable, which I am hoping to compile so that I can use tmux. However, when I run: ./configure --prefix=/path/to/libevent-2.0.21-stable/ make make install ...
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error while executing make commad in ubuntu terminal

While trying to install the som_pak-3.1-NAcMoS.tar.gz file, I've used the below commands: $ tar xvf som_pak-3.1-NAcMoS.tar.gz $ cd som_pak-3.1 $ cp makefile.unix makefile $ make $ cd .. $ ln -s ...
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What does “make install” do in the Makefile that comes with the kernel?

I'm trying to identify what does make install do with the kernel and what does the actual "install" of the kernel once it's been compiled means. The problem is I can't really identify the target ...
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Building Snapwm on FreeBSD (Problem of gcc and clang)?

According to FreeBSD, from version 10 they use Clang/LLVM instead of gcc. on the surface of it all things should perform as been before even better. but I have faced this reality more than I want to. ...
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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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Fix for: /usr/lib/libnssutil3.so: undefined reference to `PL_ClearArenaPool'

Error occurs during attempt to make via: cc -m32 -s -o ford_check_password ford_check_pws.o wsl4_cookie_auth.o fds_auth.o -L. -L/ford/thishost/proj/dmadmin/ford/lib -lcrypto -lldap50 -lssldap50 ...
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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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How to build a custom kernel with localmodconfig that support hardware of multiple machines?

When configuring a server to run a single task, like an appliance, there might rise the need to build a custom kernel. For example to save disk space. Ubuntu Core 13.10 amd64 root filesystem is a ...
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In makefile when do we use .o files?

In the following make file, what is the significance of adding .o files instead of .c files? CC=gcc CFLAGS=-I. hellomake: hellomake.o hellofunc.o $(CC) -o hellomake hellomake.o hellofunc.o ...
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How Can I Change the Default arguments to gcc When I run Make “filename”

Forgive me if I posted this in the wrong Stack. Every time I run make for a file without any Makefiles in the directory, make still works and compiles the source code but only with the arguments: gcc ...
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RPM specfile for C/C++ project: how do I know how to fill in Requires and BuildRequires fields?

I have several C/C++ projects with sources and makefiles and I'm trying to pack them into rpms. Defining the dependencies for the created packages has become a problem for me. Concretely I need to ...
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Trouble using `make gconfig` in ubuntu linux

I am trying to compile vanilla Linux kernel 3.12.14 downloaded from kernel.org. When I try make gconfig, it says: * Unable to find the GTK+ installation. Please make sure that * the GTK+ 2.0 ...
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fmem compile error with make

I am a beginner in the Linux world and I'm trying to figure out how to run the make command. I'm trying to make use of fmem (a tool found on the internet), and it is said that "make" must be run from ...