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I was following HowTo Compile In Ubuntu but run into error message like this:

make[1]: Entering directory `/home/krasinski/Applications/amule/wx/build/wxGTK-2.8.12/utils/wxrc'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `all'.  Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/krasinski/Applications/amule/wx/build/wxGTK-2.8.12/utils/wxrc'
make: *** [wxrc] Error 2


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Did you make sure to do ../wxGTK-2.8.12/configure --with-gtk --without-libtiff --without-subdirs --enable-unicode --enable-optimise first? – Chuck R Feb 22 '12 at 10:01
Yes, I did run these commands, and waited for a pretty long time. Do you know what does "../" mean? Is "./" approximately equals to "sh"? – yanglifu90 Feb 22 '12 at 14:16
.. Means the next folder up in the heirarchy. You're half way correct on the other. It actually means both "file file in this folder" (. is the same as the current folder). However, if the start of the command is ./somefile and somefile is executable it is executed. I believe this is equivalent to . somefile. I think the shell explands . at the beginning of a line to mean the current shell (i.e /bin/bash), though if you're super-interested you could check the man page. – Chuck R Feb 23 '12 at 13:01
You probably didn't do the ./configure in the wxGTK* directory. Usually source comes with a hollow Makefile that gets make whole by ./config. So, you can't just run make off the bat - you have to ./configure first. – Chuck R Feb 23 '12 at 13:12
Thank for your help,I have added its source to my software list. What you said is pretty informative. – yanglifu90 Feb 25 '12 at 1:31
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Amule has an official .deb package in their forum for Ubuntu Oneiric (v. 2.3.1)

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Link is dead :( – endolith Sep 5 '12 at 2:07
That it is. It appears the whole is gone. I've looked but haven't been able to find another .deb package. – Chuck R Sep 19 '12 at 3:47

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