make install error 64

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

  1. bill macleod macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2006
    I hope I'm posting this in the right forum.

    I was running a make install on a regex tool

    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.

    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.

  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    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

    Sep 8, 2006
    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

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