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

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Why is echo not working for mt valgrind command?

So I have my makefile working great, except that It doesn't create the valgrind.out file and I don't know why. So the console succesfully prints out that my executable file line is created but not ...
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URL dependency in make

I need a dependency in a Makefile that fires if a URL has been updated since the file that depends on it. The situation is a bit complicated: URL 1 points to a download page. I want the rule to be ...
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Building projects from source - determining / changing bin location?

I have pulled down a git repository for Ansible and followed the instructions to build it. I'm not familiar with the process of building from source and am somewhat confused. ...
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replace new linux kernel with make

Nowdays, I have to compile linux kernel more and more... So : make /home/mohsen/K=kernel menuconfig make /home/mohsen/K=kernel make /home/mohsen/K=kernel modules_install install Question is , ...
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How to compile kernel module without a makefile?

Is it possible to compile a kernel module without a makefile and if so, how?
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Service not found for newly created binary

I am running a Raspbian box, I ran a make cmd for a package I wished to compile - hostapd After compiling I saw no errors and was left with a binary, I assume I must move this binary into /usr/sbin/ ...
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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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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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Linux 'make' command fails after installing ruby and gems for biopieces

We wanted to try the biopieces tools, which require certain dependencies, such as ruby and perl, a.o. After running the installers, and consequently installing some ruby gems, we were not able to run ...
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LFS 7.6 GCC make error

I do not have much experience with Linux systems, but I decided to work on an LFS system for a bit. I understand that this was a large undertaking for my limited knowledge, but I thought I was ...
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How do I make a Make, Make Install, and deb file for a python program?

I recently wrote a python program. Now the question: how do I go about making an installation script for it? From my understanding, you need to create a make file, I believe that a make file is made ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to tell the compiler to search some libs inside /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu

I try to compile a project, I got the source files from git hub. But when I launch make, the compilation complains that the dependency on wayland-server is not met. However, I have wayland ...
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how to define the top dir in automake system?

I usually use a typical steps to generate the makefile, and firstly I use the "build.sh init" to generate the configure file, and then I use "configure" to generate the makefile with makefile.am file. ...
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cc1: warnings being treated as errors when compile FreeBSD 8.2 Release

I am trying to compile FreeBsd 8.2 RELEASE kernel # uname -a FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE #2: Sun May 18 00:07:10 PDT 2014 Build the kernel # pwd /usr/src # make buildkernel ... it ...
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Configuring zlib for compiling and installation

I am trying to install zlib-1.2.8 from within "/root/tmp/zlib-1.2.8/" but I think my configuration options are incomplete. The configuration command that I'm using is: ./configure ...
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How can I undo the changes after compiling a package? [duplicate]

Let's say that I have build a package using the typical method ./configure make make install and then I would like to uninstall this package. There is no any uninstall script. How can I revert my ...
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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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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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BLT2.z installation

I'm trying to install BLT2.4z, with Tcl/tk8.4. When I run command make I see this: (cd src; make all) gcc -c -Wall -O6 -I. -I. -I/Users/scarter/tk8.4.20/unix/include ...
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How do I fix “make: No rule to make target `config'”? [closed]

I am very new to Linux, running Mint 15. When I type make config in the terminal, the system responds with: make: *** No rule to make target `config'. Stop. Any idea how to fix that problem?
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Building binutils - lfs - error while 'make'

I'm going to build my own Linux from scratch, but I've got an error while running 'make' for binutils in chapter 5 I get some errors. The output of 'make' is here: http://pastebin.com/8aVz6jfd There ...
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Use of .. in Linux scripting and makefiles [closed]

what is the use of .. in linux scripting and in the following makefile? MODULE = EQUALIZER = .. SRCS = include ${EQUALIZER}/xyz.mak include ${EQUALIZER}/pqr.mak
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Why is make unavailable on the default Gentoo liveCD?

Whilst attempting to install Gentoo on my desktop, I ran into some trouble getting my wireless card to work. This is the card I am using. The modules included with the Live CD didn't detect my card, ...
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Compiling multiple source file with arm-ulinucxeabi-gcc including -o -c option

I am compiling multiple c source which depend on multiple header files. Makefile SHELL=cpp2 ...
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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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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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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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Something to convert a makefile.am to project in Visual Studio (2005)

I'm interested in porting a library to Windows so that I can contribute to this library's project. This library has a Makefile.am, and I can sort of figure out how the library should be built (but I'm ...
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m2c : Command not found

I want to experiment on DCTCP protocol. For that I am trying to compile linux kernel version 3.2.18 and include a dctcp patch for that. I am following the directions given here. While I am compiling ...
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Kernel make install error for RTAI 3.8 on CentOS 6.5

Before posting I have read almost every similar post I could find on this and other websites but I haven't found an useful answer. I have to install a custom software that needs RTAI 3.8 on top of ...
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Recursive Make passing targets in OS X

I am trying to write a recursive clean target for GNU Makefile on OS X (GNU Make 3.81 - from XCode). Following GNU Make documentation, I came up with the following: Main Makefile ...
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Distcc ld error

I want to compile supertuxkart for notebook on my main computer (v-mint, with distcc daemon). My actions: Clone git+svn repos from official sources. (compile/{stk-code,stk-assets}). cd ...
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Autotools: Generating the GNUmakefile starting from GNUmakefile.am

After patching my Debian Jessie with Kernel 3.18.22 with the 5.0 test1 RTAI patch (www.rtai.org), I took the source code of a sample test application, provided with the patch, wanting to understand ...
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ERROR: make sure the Makefile and checksum file (/usr/pkgsrc/x11/gtk3/distinfo) are up to date

To install Gnome on NetBSD, I did so: #cd /usr/pkgsrc/meta-pkgs/gnome #make fetch-list|sh And waited until all dependencies downloaded, then typed: #make install clean Build started, and after a ...
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Makefile:434: *** mixed implicit and normal rules. Stop

Am using Fedora and tried to install L7-filter on linux-2.6.26 kernel. One of the steps is to run {# make menuconfig} but am getting this error Makefile:434: *** mixed implicit and normal rules. ...
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Koha-3.22.02 Installation error on CentOs

After downloading and extracting koha-latest.tar.gz I am trying to install Koha-3.22.02 on CentOS 6.x. Following are configurations and errors. How can I solve it ? Configurations, Versions ...
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Function call inside make file ( Linux)

Inside a makefile, I saw the entries below: main entry pkt_srv() { } pkt_ent() { } pku_lib() { } So, is this calling another make file. i.e pkt_srv.mak and pkt_ent.mak and what is the ...
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Compiling a single kernel module which resides in the kernel tree

I have updated my Linux kernel to 4.3.3, everything works smooth except my webcam (QuickCam® Pro 9000) which is not working. According to the dmesg, the kernel recognizes the I have plugged a usb but ...
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How to fix *** No rule to make target '../../libevent/libevent.la'

I am trying to install netatalk 3.1.7 from source on Raspbian, however I get this error when I try make install: make[2]: *** No rule to make target '../../libevent/libevent.la', needed by ...
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(Cross compile) How to specify the location of libraries for ld in Makefile?

I am compiling pciutils (but it's not important, it could be another source code) with a gcc ARM version. When I compile, the process stops because it cannot find the required libraries: ...
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tmux problem of linking libevent when running

This is linked to the question: Why can't gcc find libevent when building tmux from source? I was having the error when ./configure and the fix by @StéphaneGimenez only solves compile problem. ...
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What environment variables to set when building and installing as regular, non-root user?

Scenario: Using GNU/Linux tools, I want to configure, make, and install to $HOME/custom as a regular, non-root user. Are the following Bash environment variables reasonable? export ...
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xalan-c on CentOS 7 32 bit

I downloaded a 32bit version of CentOS from https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/AltArch/i386 For a script, I need xalan-c. When I search for xalan with yum search all xalan, I get this ...
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Error while compiling “5.9. Binutils-2.25 - Pass 2 ”

When I try to build binutils, I get the following error make[1]: *** [configure-bfd] Error 1 make[1]: Leaving directory `/mnt/lfs/sources/binutils-build' make: *** [all] Error 2 Here is the full ...
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Show “input files” that Make will use

I want to find all the source files that are used for a GNU Make build. At first I thought I therefore wanted to list all the prerequisites, but actually I don't think that's right, because for a ...
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Building glibc doesn't produce 64 bit libc.so.6

I'm trying to build glibc with a 64bit version of libc.so.6 since a library I'm trying to use wants glibc_2.14+ but it isn't provided because the system I'm running on I don't have root access and the ...
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Building man-db on android L

After finding that the version of man in Busybox Stericson doesn't print man pages at all on my Nexus 4, I decided to build man-db for android myself. So far, I've done: cd man-db-2.6.7.1 export ...
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pkgsrc on RedHat: bmake stops during texinfo install

I am trying to install git from source via pkgsrc on a RedHat system. It's a sort of test to see if pkgsrc can be used for unprivileged package management. But, when I run bmake, the installation ...