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

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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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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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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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Use a package to install dependency and copy custom conf file

I used dh_make to create a basic Debian package install. I added a dependency which is the actual program I want. All I want to do is overwrite the conf file this package installed, with a new file ...
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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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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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Compiling subversion from trunk with serf support

I've been trying to compile Subversion from trunk (https://github.com/apache/subversion.git) but I need libserf enabled to checkout by using http/https protocols. I'm stuck with this dependency. $ ...
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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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invoking python program for each path in makefile vapth

I have a makefile as follows: VPATH = ../../HWP \ ../../hwsv/server \ ../hwpf PROC_INPUT_FILES = abc.c \ def.c \ xyz.c MEM_INPUT_FILES = ...
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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 to build svnwcrev

I'm having a bad time building svnwcrew, and as the readme file says: "There is no sophisticated installation procedure for this small utility."... I modified the config.mk file setting the ...
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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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makefile woes , attempting to compile libdai

I'd like to compile libDAI. This comes with a Makefile.conf having the line MEXFLAGS:=CXX\#g++ CXXFLAGS\#'$(CCFLAGS)' which seems to cause trouble when i try using 'make' ...
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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 ...
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jemalloc and other errors making redis on centos 6.4

I am setting up a new, dedicated, centos 6.4 system with redis. I have installed redis many times, but have never hit this issue (and have never been on centos 6.4 before). cd redis-2.6.16 sudo make ...
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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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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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' ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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Confused about why makefile is not generated

I have a lot of code used by our group. The group gave me a document that explains how to set up the makefile. However, the postdoc entered the commands really fast before and got it to work for a ...
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Is it safe to symlink to /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu/sys from /usr/include/sys?

I'm missing the /usr/include/sys dir and all of its headers. I have build-essentials and supposedly every other -dev package I require for this make. From reading around I understand that it's safe ...
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Target-specific make variables

How can I force a target-specific variable to be set immediately (line 2)? I want the output of make to be release and make debug to be debug. X = release debug: X = debug debug: all # the rest is ...
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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 ...
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make: xscale_be-gcc: Command not found

I'm new to embedded and am reading 'Embedded Linux Primer' at the moment. I tried to build an xscale arm kernel: make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=xscale_be- ixp4xx_defconfig # # configuration written to ...
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Confusing linker error

I'm trying to compile and link something, and make is spitting out the following error message: /usr/local/bin/ld: cannot find -lpolkit-gobject-1 collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status When I ...
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What ./configure make and make install does [closed]

I would like to know exact backgounf taks that happen when you install an application from source What happens when you run ./configure What happens when you run make What happens when you run make ...