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

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How to have Debian packaging generate two packages given an upstream source archive?

I am packaging something for my PPA. The upstream source is a .tar.gz archive which is Makefile-based. Since this package has a significant amount of architecture-independent data, it would be wise ...
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What does “./configure; make; make install” do?

What does ./configure do? Why make then make install? How does it know where libs are? ( they are all there and loaded but it cant find them.) Why need libs if compiler is supposed to compile?
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Error when installing Makefile: “make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.”

In short while I run the make command it says: nir@nir:~/Downloads/xf86-video-intel-2.17.0$ make make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop. I looked inside the ...
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How to get missing dependency for make empathy: glib-compile-schemas?

I Downloaded empathy-3.0.1.tar.bz2 to install in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I ran the makefile and I got the error : configure: error: glib-compile-schemas not found. How can I fix this problem ? Please ...
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Can't make RTL8188CE drivers

I just downloaded the RTL8188CE drivers striaght from Realtek website. I have both build-essentials and linux-generic-headers installed. I go to the top directory of the downloaded driver and run make ...
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How to install Hercules Webcam Deluxe

I am trying to install a Hercules Webcam Deluxe on my Ubuntu 11.10 (64 bits). I followed this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ov51x Step by step, only changing wget ...