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    Help with The three stage install on linux?


    Okay my only down fall on linux is this install type were you first

    : ./configure
    : make
    : make install

    I know i have got to execute the config file and then i am stuck because i don't know now were the make file is or what i have to do from here.

    so my question is what do i do from here ?

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    Usually the make file is in the same directory where you run ./configure, in the parent folder that you extracted the files to. Say you extracted the files to /tmp/program-name , then you need to cd to /tmp/program-name
    Code:
    cd /tmp/program-name
    Code:
    ./configure
    Wait untils it gets done then type
    Code:
    make
    Wait for that to finish and then finally you issue this command as root or use sudo.
    Code:
    make install
    9 times out of 10, there is also a file named README and/or INSTALL, you need to read these files because they give you a lot of help.
    Code:
    cd /tmp/program-name
    Code:
    more README
    Code:
    more INSTALL
    You should also check your system repos rather than install from source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Usually the make file is in the same directory where you run ./configure, in the parent folder that you extracted the files to. Say you extracted the files to /tmp/program-name , then you need to cd to /tmp/program-name
    Code:
    cd /tmp/program-name
    Code:
    ./configure
    Wait untils it gets done then type
    Code:
    make
    Wait for that to finish and then finally you issue this command as root or use sudo.
    Code:
    make install
    9 times out of 10, there is also a file named README and/or INSTALL, you need to read these files because they give you a lot of help.
    Code:
    cd /tmp/program-name
    Code:
    more README
    Code:
    more INSTALL
    You should also check your system repos rather than install from source.
    I just get this make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taz3690 View Post
    I just get this make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
    Are you in the correct directory? The makefile must be in the current directory or you must specify the path in the make command like this. make /home/user/path/to/makefile
    Did you find a README or an INSTALL file? what's the program you are trying to compile?
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    I have read the text and i have gor an error

    configure: error: C++ preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
    Whats dose this mean ?

    yes i did have a install file but it just says
    -- INSTALL -----------------------------------

    Basic Installation (from the console):
    - Step 1
    $ ./configure
    - Step 2
    $ make
    - Step 3 (as root)
    # make install

    If configure fails, check that you have both
    the Qt and KDE development headers installed.

    You need at least KDE 3.2 and QT 3.3.

    Debian note: You may need to append
    --with-qt-includes=/usr/include/qt3
    to the configure line.

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    what are you trying to install? it is probably already available in the repo, and you can avoid this step

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    Quote Originally Posted by taz3690 View Post
    I just get this make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
    Hi, if it says no makefile found then ./confirure did not end successfully. Were there any error messages when you tried ./configure. May be some dependencies were not met.
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