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Normally a software needs configure->Makefile->make install to install, but I received a software only has a Makefile, after run it then I can run the code. Why this one is ...
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    Software only has Makefile


    Normally a software needs configure->Makefile->make install to install, but I received a software only has a Makefile, after run it then I can run the code. Why this one is different?

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    Because the developer decided to.
    Probably because there is nothing to configure.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irithori View Post
    Because the developer decided to.
    Probably because there is nothing to configure.
    It also doesn't need make install. Do you mean configure->Makefile->make install can be changed to only one step?

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    Generally: No.
    At least itīs not a good idea.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irithori View Post
    Generally: No.
    At least itīs not a good idea.
    I looked at the Makefile, it put lots of configure there, also it just compile locally, so doesn't need any make install. I have never see a software make like this.

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