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Hi, I'm running Solaris 8 on an Ultra 5, where I have root access. I'm trying to install some software on it (more precisely an open-source project) and I'm bumping into some problems. One of them is, I need GNU MAKE to compile this software (won't work with make, it needs gmake). No problem, I got the latest version from [url]www.sunfreeware.com[/url] and installed it without any problems. The problem is, when I use "gmake" I get the following message: gmake: not found and this although I have added the /usr/local/bin to my PATH. I'm freshly out of SW Engineering school ...

  1. #1

    Default Newbie question: installing gmake

    Hi,

    I'm running Solaris 8 on an Ultra 5, where I have root access. I'm
    trying to install some software on it (more precisely an open-source
    project) and I'm bumping into some problems.

    One of them is, I need GNU MAKE to compile this software (won't work
    with make, it needs gmake). No problem, I got the latest version from
    [url]www.sunfreeware.com[/url] and installed it without any problems.

    The problem is, when I use "gmake" I get the following message:

    gmake: not found

    and this although I have added the /usr/local/bin to my PATH.

    I'm freshly out of SW Engineering school (getting my degree), so my
    UNIX experience isn't that great (but I'm learning ;-))

    I hope someone can help me out with what I am sure is actually a dumb
    newbie question... ;-) but I didn't find any other infos otherwise.

    TIA,
    Marianne
    Marianne Cornila Guest

  2. #2

    Default Re: Newbie question: installing gmake

    Is gmake really in /usr/loca/bin and did you remember to export the
    PATH

    Marianne Cornila wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm running Solaris 8 on an Ultra 5, where I have root access. I'm
    > trying to install some software on it (more precisely an open-source
    > project) and I'm bumping into some problems.
    >
    > One of them is, I need GNU MAKE to compile this software (won't work
    > with make, it needs gmake). No problem, I got the latest version from
    > [url]www.sunfreeware.com[/url] and installed it without any problems.
    >
    > The problem is, when I use "gmake" I get the following message:
    >
    > gmake: not found
    >
    > and this although I have added the /usr/local/bin to my PATH.
    >
    > I'm freshly out of SW Engineering school (getting my degree), so my
    > UNIX experience isn't that great (but I'm learning ;-))
    >
    > I hope someone can help me out with what I am sure is actually a dumb
    > newbie question... ;-) but I didn't find any other infos otherwise.
    >
    > TIA,
    > Marianne
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    Paul Watson Guest

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    Default Re: Newbie question: installing gmake

    >> On 28 Jul 2003 02:14:20 -0700,
    >> [email]marianne.cornilaswisscom.com[/email] (Marianne Cornila) said:
    > One of them is, I need GNU MAKE to compile this software
    > (won't work with make, it needs gmake). No problem, I
    > got the latest version from [url]www.sunfreeware.com[/url] and
    > installed it without any problems.
    > The problem is, when I use "gmake" I get the following
    > message:
    > gmake: not found
    > and this although I have added the /usr/local/bin to my
    > PATH.
    Is gmake actually in /usr/local/bin? It should be, but do
    an "ls -l" there to make sure. Do "env | grep PATH" to
    make sure the PATH variable is exported with the expected
    value.

    If you're using csh/tcsh as your shell, take a look at
    "rehash" in the man page.

    hth
    t
    Tony Curtis Guest

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    Default Re: Newbie question: installing gmake

    In <icmfv-7n1.ln1don.localnet> Bill Mar <bmariglou.com> writes:
    > On 28 Jul 2003 02:14:20 -0700, Marianne Cornila
    > <marianne.cornilaswisscom.com> wrote:
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I'm running Solaris 8 on an Ultra 5, where I have root access. I'm
    > > trying to install some software on it (more precisely an open-source
    > > project) and I'm bumping into some problems.
    > >
    > > One of them is, I need GNU MAKE to compile this software (won't work
    > > with make, it needs gmake). No problem, I got the latest version from
    > > [url]www.sunfreeware.com[/url] and installed it without any problems.
    > >
    > > The problem is, when I use "gmake" I get the following message:
    > >
    > > gmake: not found
    > >
    > > and this although I have added the /usr/local/bin to my PATH.
    > >
    > If gmake is in /usr/local/bin, there are a couple of reasons it still
    > might say "not found":
    > (1) you use a shell that needs a "rehash" command to locate new
    > executables, or they will be found the next time you log in.
    > (2) gmake requires libraries that are not installed.
    no, in this case gmake with crash with an error.
    > In Linux you would
    > check this with the command "ldd", but I'm not sure if this is a
    > standard Unix command.
    it's the same in Solaris.

    is there a /usr/local/bin/make?
    did You install to /usr/local/bin or to somewhre else?

    Horst Scheuermann Guest

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