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    Question Help with makefile command


    i'm new to this forum and slackware linux...i'm trying to install a few programs...these programs have a makefile command...everytime i try to run the command i get this error -bash: ./Makefile: Permission denied so far this has happened with two programs..


    I'm going into their specific folders to run the command from the shell-Konsole...

    anyhelp will be greatly appreaciated...


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    Linux Engineer drl's Avatar
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    Saint Paul, MN, USA / CentOS, Debian, Slackware, {Free, Open, Net}BSD, Solaris
    Hi, velkropie.

    You are close. However, the Makefile is a recipe that lists the steps to make a piece of software with a minimum amount of work.

    The command to use is make. That will will read a file called makefile or Makefile and run through the steps necessary to create the software. So use:
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