make install error 64

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by bill macleod, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. bill macleod macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I hope I'm posting this in the right forum.

    I was running a make install on a regex tool

    http://billposer.org/Software/redet.html

    and I came up with this error message (below) does anyone know what this means? Or could direct me in the right direction? I emailed the creator earlier and am waiting reply. I figured I'd post here to see if anyone is familiar with this error message. I looked at the man pages but all I got back was the same information under usage below.

    Code:
    bill-macleods-computer:/users/bill/desktop/redet-8.17 root# make install
    install -D redet.tcl /usr/local/bin/redet
    install: illegal option -- D
    usage: install [-bCcpSsv] [-B suffix] [-f flags] [-g group] [-m mode]
                   [-o owner] file1 file2
           install [-bCcpSsv] [-B suffix] [-f flags] [-g group] [-m mode]
                   [-o owner] file1 ... fileN directory
           install -d [-v] [-g group] [-m mode] [-o owner] directory ...
    make: *** [install] Error 64
    
    The shadowy depths of unix on my intel mac is something I'm just beginning to explore. I may be a little under prepared for this kind of stuff
    but it is always fun to learn.

    Thanks
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

    iMeowbot

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    Aug 30, 2003
    #2
    The makefile looks like it expects GNU install instead of the BSD kind.

    Try changing the -D flags in the install comands at the bottom of the makefile to -d (and you may not even need that -d )
     
  3. bill macleod thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sep 8, 2006
    #3
    thanks to you

    I tried changing to -d last night and it didn't work , but I never thought about leaving it out........that did the job.
    Thanks very much
    for your help
    bill
     

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