[nSLUG] make, Makefile hurdle [new user query]
ashley at chebucto.ca
Mon May 9 09:03:26 ADT 2005
No, I did actually do the ./configure step. Since things go wrong
immediately after that, I'm going to first see if--thanks to George's
tip--if the ./configure step failed.
Thanks for the supporting theory info. Appreciate anything along that
lines because I'm finding this 'make' and 'Makefile' lessons not exactly
lucid nor simple.
On Mon, 2005-09-05 at 02:51 -0300, Jason Kenney wrote:
> Makefile.am and Makefile.in are both part of the automake and
> autoconf system.
> Generally this means you need to run a script called "configure" ($
> ./configure) which generates the Makefile from the Makefile.in file,
> specific for your system configuration. This is also sometimes called
> If this script doesn't exist, look for other shell scripts in the
> directory, or a file called INSTALL or something similar, which may
> contain more recent instructions than the website ones. I suspect
> they either forgot to include that step, or perhaps you missed it. I
> didn't look up the instructions myself to see.
> It is also possible that Makefile.in is the makefile you need, you can run
> make with the -f option to specify a non-standard make-filename, but I
> would be very surprised if this was the case.
> On Mon, 9 May 2005, robert wrote:
> > [Thanks to Jonathan and Doug (and the DAL ACM students) for a great
> > installfest last Saturday.]
> > I've followed HP's instructions for installing hpslip to get a HP
> > DeskJet 3650 operative under Debian sarge (with 2.4 kernel). My query
> > seeks a logical 'next step' to surmount a hurdle I've encountered at the
> > 'make' stage.
> > 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?
> > Suggestions appreciated.
> > Bob Ashley
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