[nSLUG] make, Makefile hurdle [new user query]

Jeff Warnica jeff at coherentnetworksolutions.com
Mon May 9 02:04:51 ADT 2005

On Mon, 2005-09-05 at 01:32 -0300, robert wrote:
> in the directory... debian:/home/bobby/hpslip-0.9.2#
> # make
> make: *** No targets specified and no makefiles found. Stop.
> ...but
> #ls -a 
> [this returns, among other files, two 'Makefiles', which are
> 'Makefile.am' and 'Makefile.in'] 
> Are these Makefile.am and Makefile.in files subsidiary makefiles which
> need to be specified for 'make' to do its job properly? 

The abridged version is that before running make you need to
run ./configure ... the standard install from sources process being

$ ./configure
$ make
$ su -
# make install

You should be root as little as possible.. You should compile packages
as your regular user.


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