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Hi, I am trying to install a program but it gives me the error gmake: command not found which as I understand gmake is an UNIX name for make in ...
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    gmake


    Hi,

    I am trying to install a program but it gives me the error

    gmake: command not found

    which as I understand gmake is an UNIX name for make in linux? So howw to fix this. Thanks in advance.

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    "gmake" is GNU-make; also "pmake" is somebody else's make;
    not all the same. Suggest you try "dogpile gmake" in your browser
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    hmmm what do you mean?

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    Install gmake using the software management tools provided by your distribution. If you need a more accurate answer on how to do this, then let us know what Linux distribution you are using.

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    hi,

    I am using Ubuntu but I have not been able to find gmake in my synaptic package manager so if you know how to - it would be great. Thanks in advance

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    It could be named just make. Anyway if running Ubuntu, I think gmake/make is automatically installed if you install the build-essentials package.

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    hi,

    yes make is automatically on the ubuntu. The program(I think) that I am trying to install is written for UNIX which by default has gmake(I think) so should I make a symbolic link between gmake = make ??

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    You can just create a symbolic link like most distros e.g.
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    $sudo ln -s /usr/bin/make /usr/bin/gmake

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