I have this error

configure: error: GNU make is required!

and I can't change into /usr/ports/devel/gmake/

$ cd /usr/ports/devel/gmake/
cd: /usr/ports/devel/gmake/: No such file or directory

How can I install GNU make on FreeBSD 10?

2 Answers 2


pkg install gmake

also, you have to install the ports tree if you want to be able to install ports from source.

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    @soft-developer You can accept the answer by clicking the checkmark next to it, rather than just deleting the question May 7, 2014 at 18:33

You do not have the ports tree installed

run portsnap fetch extract This will download and install the ports tree.

In the future, you can run: portsnap fetch update This will update the ports tree and offer you newer versions of gmake

You can also install the pre-compiled gmake from the package system: pkg install devel/gmake

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