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Re: A Severe Problem with Make

From: Martin Dorey
Subject: Re: A Severe Problem with Make
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:09:32 +0000

I'm pretty confident that "the package" in question really is make.  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/make-dfsg suggests that Ubuntu don't offer a prebuilt package of 4.2.1, the version the OP claims to have wanted, making a build from source plausible.  That said, the directory name in the attachment suggests that the OP's actually trying to build version 3.79.1, a version from 17 years ago.  You wouldn't want to install that at the head of your PATH.

On Jul 20, 2017, at 01:59, Edward Welbourne <address@hidden> wrote:

Iman Moosaie (19 July 2017 19:19)
I use Ubuntu Linux on my system. I have downloaded and tried to
install the make-4.2.1 package but when I execute the 'make' command
(after the package is configured) I encounter a problem and I don't
know how to resolve. can you help me?

I have put the error results in a text file which I have attached to
this email.

The errors are not make problems; they are specific to the package
you're building and installing.  Check that package: it may have an
INSTALL or README file that tells you how to make this all work.

One problem is a perl script failing to find something; read the perl
man pages to find out how to configure @INC; and look for
test_driver.pl; you might need to install some package that provides it,
or the package you're building and installing it may provide it but have
failed to arrange for make check to get at it.

The other is a permissions problem; you're trying to modify things under
/usr/share/loca/, which normal users typically can't.  You probably need
to run make install as root, i.e.

sudo make install

assuming you have sudo privileges.


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