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bash: make: command not found

Postby hmazuji » 2012-04-22 20:23

why am i getting the error message:
bash: make: command not found
for:
./configure
and
make

i'd like to be able to run those commands per the webmonkey tutorial
http://www.webmonkey.com/2010/02/compil ... urce_code/

my goal is to run the command
make install

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Re: bash: make: command not found

Postby edbarx » 2012-04-22 20:38

You need to have build-essential installed.
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apt-get install build-essential
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Re: bash: make: command not found

Postby debil » 2012-04-22 21:47

Make that
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aptitude install make
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Re: bash: make: command not found

Postby hmazuji » 2012-04-26 14:14

i haven't tried it, but i'm a little pessimistic.

i'll give it a go, but before i do, i'd like to comment that i doubt that running these two commands

apt-get install build-essential

aptitude install make

as root is going to solve this issue, as i don't see how. my best guess is that you're offering a cursory solution. but i'll let you know ...
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Re: bash: make: command not found

Postby debil » 2012-04-26 14:25

What exactly, in the suggestions above, makes you suspect their capability of solving the issue?
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Re: bash: make: command not found

Postby aicardi » 2012-04-26 14:33

debil wrote:What exactly, in the suggestions above, makes you suspect their capability of solving the issue?

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Re: bash: make: command not found

Postby JohnDeere730 » 2012-04-26 14:41

Methinks the OP is a wee bit confused.... :roll: ...
@hmazuji...wow, what else can I say....you can't run a program you haven't installed. Aptitude and apt-get are merely package (program) mangers that actually manage programs :shock: FYI, (programs are called packages in Linux-land). Both of the excellent suggestions offered to you will either install all the compiling tools, including make; (the build-essential package), suggested by Edbarx, whilst Debil's suggestion will only install the make program......

BTW, your snippy response to the two helpful gentlemen may be construed as a bit arrogant, but I am sure that was not your intention......

PS; do you have any faint idea of what you are actually attempting to do, or are you just a cut & paste commando?
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Re: bash: make: command not found

Postby hmazuji » 2012-04-29 02:36

well john dear, i'm skeptical because the web monkey tutorial never hinted that i'd have to install make and configure. it just said to run them. and i'm skeptical because whenever someone suggests a solution, another problem comes up. for example, i'm afraid i'm going to now have to install aptitude and apt-get packages before i can run them.
maybe i have unrealistic expectations, God knows, i'm not living in a perfect universe, but it would be nice if, when i tried to run the make and the configure commands, and the operating system can't find them, to prompt me with "the make and configure packages are not installed. would you like me to install them now?"
john dear, you're mistaking arrogance with ingenuousness, but that is beyond the scope of this forum. let's just say that, and i'm not just talking about windows, i've never had to install a command before i ran it. i've installed applications, such as staroffice, but never command line executables.
and if you want to know where this is going or why i need this information, or what purpose is it serving, it's because i've been trying to install a pixma mx320 printer, and have to install the source code, and have ran into this problem. fyi, see:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=77684
and finally, i was skeptical because the posts by edbarx and debil didn't come with an explanation. now, thanks to you, i feel less skeptical, and possibly even less snooty.
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Re: bash: make: command not found

Postby JohnDeere730 » 2012-04-29 03:41

Thank you, I think. I am glad I was able to shed a little light on your situation. FWIW, I share your frustration with Canon printers, although their linux support is getting better. I am currently running a Canon MFP and really like it. I used to share your frustration with linux' different way of doing things, but now am used to it & like it. You do realize that you cannot compare windows to linux, right? In linux, the tools to compile programs are free, as is the source code, usually. Neither is true with windows.

BTW, you do not need to install either Aptitude or Apt-get. Both are frontends to the dpkg backend which handles package management and dependencies. I recommend you spend some time reading up on Apt and Dpkg, which are central to Debian, and will help you understand in more detail Ed and Debil's advice. You won't regret the time spent, I promise.

Also, it is John Deere, as in tractor, since I doubt I am very dear to anyone here! :lol:
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Re: bash: make: command not found

Postby Issyer » 2012-04-29 04:05

Make command is not found because ./configure ran out with an error and makefile was not created. That's why there's nothing to make.
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Re: bash: make: command not found

Postby JohnDeere730 » 2012-04-29 06:06

Issyer wrote:Make command is not found because ./configure ran out with an error and makefile was not created. That's why there's nothing to make.


Huh? Did you read the OP's OP? When I first ran into that exact same error message many, many moons ago, I just installed build-essential and the problem was solved. The makefile may or may not have been created, as the OP didn't post the entire terminal output, but one thing is sure, he wasn't going any further until make was installed.
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Re: bash: make: command not found

Postby dasein » 2012-04-29 06:44

hmazuji wrote:i feel less skeptical, and possibly even less snooty.

Too late. You come asking for help, and then insist on arguing a point that you don't even begin to understand, from a position of total ignorance.

Someone who wasn't a total jerk would have offered an abject apology to the folks who initially tried to help.

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Re: bash: make: command not found

Postby dasein » 2012-04-29 06:50

JohnDeere730 wrote:... I doubt I am very dear to anyone here! :lol:

You underestimate yerself. ;)
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Re: bash: make: command not found

Postby dasein » 2012-04-29 06:52

JohnDeere730 wrote:
Issyer wrote:Make command is not found because ./configure ran out with an error and makefile was not created. That's why there's nothing to make.


Huh? Did you read the OP's OP?

This is the one legit argument I see in favor of a "reputation" system. Some folks' postings are simply overflowing with misinformation.
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Re: bash: make: command not found

Postby Issyer » 2012-04-29 12:31

dasein wrote:
JohnDeere730 wrote:... I doubt I am very dear to anyone here! :lol:

You underestimate yerself. ;)


Not quite. There's a certain difference between American and non-American mentality. If an American guy say something, he/she says utterly and completely to say something different and, maybe, better next time. If a guy from a different country says something, he/she does that just to taste the sound of the words he/she said.
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