make is an old Unix utility to build projects. The basic principle it uses is to track dependencies between targets (which are often files).

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Make: Permission Denied (until I `cd .`)

I have an account on a shared host running FreeBSD 5.5-STABLE. I was compiling my own version of Ruby today, and encountered this anomaly: If I tried to execute 'make', I get a "permission denied" ...
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PostgreSQL configs are ignored

I have a custom postgresql build, that shows the following output on pg_config BINDIR = /var/buildout.webstacks.xwiki/bin DOCDIR = /var/buildout.webstacks.xwiki/share/doc/postgresql HTMLDIR = /var/...
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How to make executable find libraries after relocation?

I am attempting to build a RPM for GNU libiconv I have no problem compiling the source, but when I install to a temporary location the full temporary path of the shared library gets hard-coded into ...
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install-man5 Error 1 after running 'make install' after compiling NUT (Network UPS Tools)

In an attempt to solve my NUT energy-saving problem that I've asked about in a lengthy serverfault question, I read that in the latest NUT version, nutdriver_qx replaces blazer_ser and I think it's ...
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Warning messages while building Apache server

I am building Apache server 2.4.6 from source and am not sure about a few warning messages I received during the rpm build process. The build completes OK and everything seems fine..BTW, this is on ...
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Running make for Nginx throws a “multiple target patterns” error

When I run make inside my installed nginx directory I get the output: make -f objs/Makefile make[1]: Entering directory `/home/ec2-user/nginx/nginx-1.2.4' objs/Makefile:110: *** multiple target ...
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How to fix RVM exhausting Virtual Memory on VPS?

I'm trying to install ruby via RVM on an Ubuntu VPS with only 512 MB memory. When running rvm install 1.9.3 I get the error: ERROR: Error running 'make ', please read /home/matt/.rvm/log/ruby-1.9.3-...
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How to escape variables in Makefiles?

I have this Makefile that automatically greps the current Docker ID from a node and downloads the staging database into my local dev system. Note that I have SOME_IP twice, because I do not know how ...
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Is compiling php 5.6 with these errors ok?

I am compiling php 5.6 with the following: sudo ./configure '--with-apxs2' '--disable-cgi' '--enable-sockets' '--enable-pcntl' '--with-readline' '--with-zlib' '--with-openssl' '--with-curl' '--...
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How do I re-compile python?

I am attempting to install pip on RHEL. When I run: [root@somewhere ~]# python get-pip.py Traceback (most recent call last): File "get-pip.py", line 20204, in <module> main() File "get-...
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Buildingflavours when creating own nginx-core .deb file

I have to create a .deb file from nginx source which include some additional modules. I downloaded the src files and edited debian/rules. For the core flavour I added my modules and compiling works. ...
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How linux kernel make oldconfig come to know about the new symbols in the release?

We know that to build a new custom kernel on the existing old kernel we have to run 'make oldconfig' first. This command will ask us about the new configurations options added in the latest release. ...