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i just installed ubuntu last night, i have a wireless adapter to connect to the net so i got ndiswrapper. ive used ndiswrapper under slackware so i figured it would ...
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    UBUNTU bash : command make not found


    i just installed ubuntu last night, i have a wireless adapter to connect to the net so i got ndiswrapper. ive used ndiswrapper under slackware so i figured it would work great.

    problem -
    i unzipped the tar.gz, the im supposed to exec the command "make" then "make install" when i do this (in the proper directory) i get a error saying command not found. in the ndiswrapper readme it says you need some header files and stuff in /lib/modules/2.6/build but i dont even have a build folder, i only have up to 2.6. is this the problem? if it is how do i get those files?

    thanks

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    Try this:
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    sudo apt-get install make
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    Looks like you need to install some develpment packages, namely "make".

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    do i have to be connected to the net to run that command?

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    Yes, I don't think that development packages are included on the cd. Though I could be wrong. I know they were not on the cd when I install Ubunut.

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    isn't it kernel-source you need in order to make and make config?

    sudo apt-get install kernel-source
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    I don't think so. I didn't have the kernel source installed for my development packages. I added it later when I got my Nvidia card.

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    ok

    annnd one more thing

    is it possible to download the make packages seperatly? i mean obviously this machine isnt connected to the internet because this involves getting my wi-fi working. if worse comes to worse i can unhook the machine and take it downstairs and yadda yadda but id rather not do that if i dont have too

    anyway i could download this, put it on a flash drive or something and then install it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the ex
    annnd one more thing

    is it possible to download the make packages seperatly? i mean obviously this machine isnt connected to the internet because this involves getting my wi-fi working. if worse comes to worse i can unhook the machine and take it downstairs and yadda yadda but id rather not do that if i dont have too

    anyway i could download this, put it on a flash drive or something and then install it?
    If you figure out exactly the number of packages you need and download them in DEB form, then yes, you can do this. It's not easy though because you have to make sure you get every single dependent package. Personally, I think it would be simpler to hook it up to a network and let apt do the work.
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    Here are the packages i installed inorder to start building installs from source (for ubuntu using .deb files is not recomended) Use Synaptic to find all of these.

    build-essential,
    automake1.x,
    autoconf,
    cpp-x.x,
    gcc-x.x,
    g++-x.x,
    xlibs-dev,
    libx11-dev,
    kdelibs4-dev,
    kdebase-dev,
    libqt3-mt-dev,
    linux-kernel-headers
    kdebase-dev and anything that says libqt3

    Once installed here is a good walkthrough on building from source.
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CompilingSof...akeMakeInstall

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