Questions relating to makefiles, (The file that contains the instructions for make)

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How to install perf in make/build kernel process from source?

I am building an customized ubuntu from source files that include the tools/perf. What should I change in makefile or build process to install perf tool automatically in the building customized ubuntu ...
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How to use upstart tasks to create a new file with today's date?

I am trying to use Upstart to create a new file with today's date. I have created a file called "Open.conf" at /home/myusername/.config/upstart I have the following lines in that file: description ...
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Not able to install VLC program from .tar.xz file

I successfully uncompressed the .tar.xz file and then I also ran the ./configure command and I think it also worked. But the problem comes when I try to execute make command. The given INSTALL file ...
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Makefile giving error

I recently started learning C language on Ubuntu 15.10 .Today I learned about Makefile from http://c.learncodethehardway.org/book/ex2.html .But the problem is I keep on getting error ...
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tput not working at all under ubuntu

I'm using my usual makefile pseduo function to control the terminal output. define colorecho @tput setaf 6 @echo $1 @tput sgr0 endef Which works fine on my OS X machine and my ...
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Trouble linking libraries in FFTW

This error happens when I try to execute a Makefile: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lrfftw_mpi /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lfftw_mpi /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lrfftw collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit ...
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Error: “No tagets specified…”

The complete message says: "No tagets specified and no makefile found". I am trying to install the QuietInsane Gimp plugin for my scanner. Following the instructions I started with navigating to ...
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ubuntu make file question

I have a little question on a make file, here is the code: KERNEL_VERSION := $(shell uname -r) KERNEL_MODLIB := /lib/modules/$(KERNEL_VERSION) KERNEL_SOURCES := $(shell test -d ...
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Package was not found in the pkg-config search path

I am trying to install WaoN. When I run sudo make -f Makefile.waon it gives me the following errors: gcc -Wall -march=pentium -O3 -ffast-math `pkg-config --cflags fftw3` `pkg-config --cflags sndfile` ...
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problem in installing libfreenect2 on ubuntu 15.04

I'm trying to install libfreenect2. I have cloned the repository. I have made cmake successfully. But when I make the file, I get the following error: [ 3%] Building CXX object ...
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How to add permanent flags? [closed]

I'm trying to compile my file by using make file.cpp It is doing g++ file.cpp -o file I need to add permanent -std=c++11 to it. Is it possible? How to do it?
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SNAP Installation C++

I am new to Linux and working in its environment. I have trouble understanding and installing SNAP library for C++ on Ubuntu 14.04. I am following this tutorial. Inside the SNAP directory I run the ...
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Must have libdb to build apt-ftparchive

I'm trying to build APT. However, I keep getting this message from the ftparchive makefile: Must have libdb to build apt-ftparchive It doesn't always print this, only sometimes? Which package do ...
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“Command not found” error in the installation process

Why I receive the following error while trying to install this package? and how can I resolve it? root@me-System-Product-Name:/home/me/Desktop/mfcuk-master# ls AUTHORS configure.ac INSTALL ...
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/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -ltk

I have just finished installing xgrafix and I moved onto installing xpdp1 and I am running into the following error. I have found similar post about linking the libraries but I cannot seem to get it ...
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building caffe: failed to see hdf5.h

Hello caffe is a lib for deeplearning. When trying to build that lib under 15.04, the compilation fails with the message: :~/App/caffe$ make all PROTOC src/caffe/proto/caffe.proto CXX ...
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No targets specified and no makefile found in Nominatim installation

I'm trying to setting up my own OpenStreetMap server and i followed the official tutorial in Wikipedia and one other tutorial. First i clone Nominatim from GIT and i build it by taping : cd ...
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How can I create a configuration file?

I am have NXT-ROS and I'm trying to follow these steps: http://wiki.ros.org/nxt_ros/Tutorials/Getting%20started I am on step 3.2 and I don't know how to create a configuration file. I will also need ...
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Multiple files in program tar.gz installation package. What should I compile?

I downloaded a tar.gz file, extracted it and there are 3 files: Makefile, program.c and protocol.h I've opened them in gedit and Makefile contains only one line program : program.c protocol.h In ...
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I can't run a program in Ubuntu 14.04

I've got a problem with a program I downloaded last week from GitHub. I tried to chmod it (a+x), tick option to run it as a program, but it didn't help. I don't get any notifications. It just does ...
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How to add libxml2 to a Makefile?

While compiling a C++ tool called BioC I encountered a problem with the libxml header. In my attempt to solve it I downloaded libxml2-2.9.2 and compiled it in '/usr/local/lib/'. Then I studied the ...
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No targets specified and no makefile found

What dependency am I missing? I am stuck on this one since hours. Any help is very appreciated. ./configure output http://pastebin.com/yEZ7snWp
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Writing a makefile

I want to write a makefile that has a build rule, a run rule and a clean (delete the exe file) rule . This is quite a simple task, but how can one incorporate some rule in the makefile such that the ...
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make command fails

Hello Im completly new to Lubuntu(started this weekend). The first thing i want to install give me know a lot of trouble for this time. I want to install a driver for the Novation Launchapad. I have ...
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Error while make install xnee

I did the ./configure and make with root permission but I can't make install. output: Making install in libxnee make[1]: Entering directory '/home/alex/xnee-3.19/libxnee' Making install in src ...
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Error running make - array type has incomplete element type

I am trying to install libbow library. When i run make file the following error is generated gcc -c -Ibow -I. -I./argp -DHAVE_LIBNSL=1 -DHAVE_STRERROR=1 -DHAVE_GETTIMEOFDAY=1 -DHAVE_RANDOM=1 ...
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Building and using a lib without installing it? (e.g. libcurl)

I'd like to use libcurl (a lib that handles HTTP connections) by linking it statically to a program I am writing. I am new to building programs from their source, so I have no clue on how to do it ...
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how to run “sudo make” and sudo “make install”

I've installed lubuntu yesterday and noticed that the fans aren't working and want to try the solution kevbelisle came up with. ...
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Make error for latex processing

I want to execute the following Makefile: main.pdf: main.tex main.bib pdflatex main.tex bibtex main.aux pdflatex main.tex pdflatex main.tex It comes from this site: ...
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Edit make file permanently

I'm a newbie with Linux, I'm using for few days, I'm trying to edit a makefile, adding a line in the CFLAGS field, via gedit, but when I compile the file It reverse back to the original version, ...
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File creating permission Denied [duplicate]

I have removed Windows 7 and installed Unbuntu 14.04. I have successfully installed LAMP but the problem is that I cannot save a file with a PHP extension in local-server using the Bluefish editor . ...
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How to build a source file using make? [closed]

I am trying to build a source using make? This is the first time I am trying to do this as there is no other way to install the program. Contents of directory containing the source are shown here. I ...
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Makefile: how to change a specific rule

this is my first question here, I hope to do everything in the right way. I'm a quite new Ubuntu user and if possible I need some help with a specific Makefile. I downloaded QEMU 2.1.0 and I'm ...
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Looping in bash from Makefile

i need to write a Makefile that compiles each .cpp in current directory in .so file (with flags -shared -fPIC) and copyies .so file into "../../dir/" directory without ".so" extension. For example, ...
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does “make” recompile all of the files or just changed ones

suppose that you have a program which you installed that from source by make command . That program include files a.cc, b.cc, c.cc, d.cc and ... . Now I changed a.cc a bit. In order to enable the ...
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Modify Ubuntu toolchain

In version 11.10 the flag "--as-needed" became default in the Ubuntu toolchain. Due to many problems I have with undefined symbols at runtime I don't want to change all the makefiles anymore. I want ...
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config.status: error: cannot find input file: `Makefile.in'

I'm trying to install mod_WSGI on Ubuntu 12.04. Here is the set of commands that I'm following: wget http://modwsgi.googlecode.com/files/mod_wsgi-3.4.tar.gz tar xvfz mod_wsgi-3.4.tar.gz cd ...
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Missing separator in makefile

I have next code in Makefile: CFLAGS=-Wall -g clean: rm -f ex1 When I run "make clean" I receive next error: Makefile:4: * missing separator. Stop. Why? How I can fix it?
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How do I build Bitcoin from source on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

(Using Autotools) I have downloaded the Bitcoin source from "Bitcoin Core Version 0.9.1" When I input the following command ./autogen.sh it produces the following warning: includes' is the old name ...
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How do I set up ccache?

I want to use ccache to speed up compilation. I came across how do I enable ccache This is what I have done so far: $ sudo apt-get install -y ccache $ dpkg -l ccache ii ccache 3.1.6-1 Compiler ...
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Installation of .c files in phylip

I am trying to install .C functions of PHYLIP in Linux/ubuntu. I read documentation and it mentioned it is very easy compilation and of .C functions: To make executables, use your C compiler. It ...
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LD_LIBRARY_PATH

I have tried to link VINCIA to ROOT, but there is a problem related to the location of the shared libraries in my system. Since I have installed all these tools in a directory which is different than ...
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Makefile compile

I have to compile ctorrent using makefile, but I always have the same error: make[1]: Entering directory `/home/g507565/Downloads/ctorrent-dnh3.3.2' test -z "/usr/local/bin" || mkdir -p -- ...
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How to clean executable using make clean?

After compiling several *.c and *.h files using make, I cleaned up the object files using make clean. However I don't know how to remove the executable. my makefile code --> CC=gcc ...
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Can't “compile” the makefile

This is the make file: obj-m += hello_pass_arg.o KDIR = /lib/modules/$(shell uname -r)/build all: $(MAKE) -C $(KDIR) SUBDIRS=$(PWD) modules clean: rm -rf *.o *.ko *.mod.* *.symvers ...
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m4 preprocessor “ERROR: end of file in string”

I'm getting this error msg: m4:myPerlScript.pl:77: ERROR: end of file in string when trying to use m4 to replace a string in some perl scripts. I'm making the call inside a makefile. $(OUTDIR)/%: ...
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Install rt3572 driver for Asus Usb-N53 Adapter

I recently bought the asus USB-N53 wireless adapter, and want to install the latest driver for it. It comes with instructions of how to install the driver from the files provided, but I can't use ...
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How can I get the bash $RANDOM in a makefile?

This works on OSX: RANDOM := $(shell /bin/bash -c "echo $$RANDOM") test: echo $(RANDOM) For cross platform random numbers I've instead resorted to this: RANDOM := $(shell od -An -N2 -i ...
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gcc cannot find ansinist.h even though it is there in /usr/incude/ansinist

I am trying to make a program provided by NIST. I do not have much experience in such tasks. I am getting the following error. util.c:19:22: fatal error: ansinist.h: No such file or directory ...
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Make compiling error 'No rule to make target' when trying to install a driver

When I try to install a driver via sudo make I get these errors: make -C /lib/modules/3.8.0-31-generic/build M= make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.8.0-31-generic' make[2]: *** No ...