Installing make

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Rmpl, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. Rmpl macrumors member

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    Hi. I need to use the program make. It's either not installed or there's something else wrong. It's been a while since I've used a command line. Can someone point me in the right direction? How do I install it/find out if it's already installed, etc.. I'm running OS X 10.4.10

    Thank you.
     
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  3. SupadudeX macrumors member

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    Thats an interesting topic. Ive installed a lot of GNU software through source code, but never without make already on the system. Kinda like a chicken or the egg thing. I assume you have to get a pre compiled binary.
     
  4. Rmpl thread starter macrumors member

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    Does anyone know which package contains make? I don't want to install all of Xcode because it's pretty big. I tried installing gcc (both versions) because I thought make was in there but after installing gcc, make still isn't a valid command.

    Can someone please help me out?
     
  5. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Installing Xcode really is the best way to go I would say.
     
  6. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    I thought it already came with make hmmm... Coz the last time I had to use it was installing Apache to host jsp files for my project and the steps required make. Which I used without issue. Or maybe it was coz I already had Xcode installed... Hmm...
     
  7. Rmpl thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok. I was poking around a bit and I think maybe I just need to change my path or something. Does anyone know where make is installed? I tried to figure it out myself but...uhhhh...I couldn't figure it out. Again, any help would be appreciated.
     
  8. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    On mine it is in /usr/bin.
     
  9. Rmpl thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, I don't think I have it installed. Can someone please tell me how to install it without installing all of xcode? Xcode is like 2.6 gigs. Usually I can google my way to answer but searching for "make" doesn't really help. Please, please, please will someone help me.
     
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  11. Rmpl thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I love you. In all seriousness, thank you very much for providing me a simple solution. I have make now.
     
  12. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Make requires either:
    GCC
    LLVM
    or
    CLang

    and certain other tools, depending on the project.

    Install Xcode and be happy. Note that DPs (Mountain Lion @the moment) require special versions of Xcode.
     
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  14. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Correct.
     

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