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make: command not found

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Description

In software development, make is a utility for automatically building executable programs and libraries from source code. Files called makefiles specify how to derive the target program from each of its dependencies.

 

Make can decide where to start through topological sorting. Though Integrated Development Environments and language-specific compiler features can also be used to manage the build process in modern systems, make remains widely used, especially in Unix-based platforms.

 

In order to use make however it must first be installed.

 

Symptoms

When you issue the make command in a Linux terminal session you get the error message:

bash: make: command not found

Solution

If you’re going to be compiling and making programs then you’ll need to get the make package installed properly first.

1.  Open terminal

2.  Type su and press enter

3.  Enter your root password when asked

4.  Type yum install make and press enter

5.  That’s it!  Now you should be able to issue the make command.

 

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Discussion


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  1. Dave says:

    So simple! Yet it helped me :)

  2. Minh Duc says:

    Yes, really simple. It also work in Debian , just replace “yum install make” by “apt-get install make”

  3. kinu says:

    But how if i don’t have my yum installed as well? Installing yum need make. Any solution?

  4. JoeU says:

    Same question here. I have neither YUM or or apt-get. Now what?

  5. Amit says:

    Yeah i am facing same issue neither yum nor apt-get is working. What can be done?

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