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    ducj270659 NNTP User

    Default Make cannot be found

    I am trying to install a software and I get the message that it cannot find Make. After the first occurence of that message I did install Make but I still keep that error message, any idea on how to resolve that issue.

    In fact, my problem is deeper than that, it cannot find either gcc (by the way, I can see both Make and gcc-4.3 in the /usr/bin directory) and binutils (no idea if it is installed).

    Jean-Pierre

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    Default Re: Make cannot be found

    The best bet is to install all the development software.

    To install this software, complete the following:


    1. Open YaST Package Manager
    2. Login with the root password
    3. Click on the dropdown on the left, labeled: "Groups"
    4. From this list, select: "Patterns"
    5. Wait for the menu on the left to refresh
    6. Scroll down until you find the heading: "Development"
    7. Click "Base Development" and press the "Install All" button
    8. Press the "Apply" button on the bottom-right
    9. The installation may take a minute or two, depending on the number of packages
    10. Decline to install more software

    That will install all the basic development packages.

    Hope that solves your issue.

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    Default Re: Make cannot be found

    ducj270659 wrote:

    >
    > I am trying to install a software and I get the message that it cannot
    > find Make. After the first occurence of that message I did install
    > Make but I still keep that error message, any idea on how to resolve
    > that issue.
    >
    > In fact, my problem is deeper than that, it cannot find either gcc (by
    > the way, I can see both Make and gcc-4.3 in the /usr/bin directory) and
    > binutils (no idea if it is installed).
    >
    > Jean-Pierre
    >
    >


    a quick question: are you typing 'make' or 'Make' ?

    Linux (and all *nix's really) are case-sensitive. it's quite possible to
    have two files who's names differ only in case sitting side by side.

    Readme
    readme

    are two different files. ergo: Make doesn't exist. but make should work.
    (especially since you've now installed it!)

    Personally, I *like* the case-sensitivity... you'll get used to it. And
    afterwards, you tend to nit-pick things like that. To me, when you
    typed 'Make', that stood out. I could be entirely wrong though... you may
    just have a habit of capitalizing words inside a sentence. (I doubt it
    though, you're awfully consistent and well spoken too!)

    Loni



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    Default Re: Make cannot be found

    I agree that in the admission that the command has been correctly entered then it doesn't work. So i guess: is /usr/bin in your path? It has to be i know but we could check that is correct. Try to give in a console as root: echo $PATH and look there if something is wrong. And: if you run make as superuser, the problem remains the same?

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