[ILUG] Re: gmake ???
svan at redbrick.dcu.ie
Sun Oct 31 09:12:05 GMT 2004
On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 20:28:07 +0100, Danny Browne wrote:
> apparently i need gmake to build gkrellm (a sys monitor), so i find the
> package, downlaod it, build it, install it. All went well. however, it
> seems to have installed a package called make rather than gmake to
> downlaoded GNU make fron ftp.gnu.org/gnu/make
You're not supposed to do that, BSDs ship with their own make, which is
different to gnu make.
Use freebsd ports collection (found in /usr/ports), first update the ports
using cvsup, then cd /usr/ports, find the package your looking for with
'make search name=your_package_name', cd into directory where it is
located, type in 'make install'.
> when i type gmake at the command prompt i get gmake: Command not
Because you're installed gnu make without the ports collection (which
patches it so it would be called gmake). My advice is to rebuild and
install bsd make, because things can go very wrong...
> did i downlaod the wrong package, or am i just a gobshite?? i dont
> understand this...
Read FreeBSD handbook:
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