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Re: Have no MAKE

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: Have no MAKE
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 13:06:42 -0400

On Mon, 2010-04-26 at 17:50 +0100, Charles Wehner wrote:
> I am planning to launch a new data-compression system for which much -
> but not all (eg satellite TV) will be in the public domain. The system
> has been tested and works. For the release I must do the programming.
> I have been searching for at least a month for a version of "MAKE"
> that is not a SOURCE file.
> Even an obsolete one would do, as I have the latest source with which
> to "MAKE MAKE".
> Gnu's Not Unix - circular reference. Make Make - circular reference.
> I ask myself "Why?" - circular reference.

Maybe you should try reading the README file:

        If you need to build GNU Make and have no other `make' program to use,
        you can use the shell script `' instead.  To do this, first run
        `configure' as described in INSTALL.  Then, instead of typing `make' to
        build the program, type `sh'.  This should compile the program
        in the current directory.  Then you will have a Make program that you 
        use for `./make install', or whatever else.

That could have saved you a month, I suppose...

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>          Find some GNU make tips at:            
 "Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist

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