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Re: Installing GNU make-3.81

From: Jeffrey Freeman
Subject: Re: Installing GNU make-3.81
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 14:41:01 -0700

Thanks everyone. Pre-build packages seem to be the way to go. I've downloaded GetGnuWin32 and already have it downloading 446 different gnu packages. Should be some fun trying to discover all of what I get.

Jeff Freeman
Aerospace Engineering // Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 2:34 PM, Rinehart, Raleigh <address@hidden> wrote:



I would suggest using a pre-built make package rather than trying to build it yourself.

GnuWin32 project has one here:

MinGW has theirs here


Of the two I would go with GnuWin32 as it is simpler, especially if your not familiar with gnu, *nix, etc.


Hope this helps,




From: [] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Freeman
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 3:53 PM
To: address@hidden
Subject: Fwd: Installing GNU make-3.81


Dear Sir/Madam,


Let me preface by saying this is my first venture into the GNU realm. I am using MS Windows Vista, and while I'm trying to be a big kid, I may need someone to hold my hand as I cross the street. 


Ultimately, I would like to use GNU Octave with GNUPlot, and from what I have read thus far, I need to install GNU make be able to do that. I have downloaded and unpacked GNU make-3.81. Upon reading the README and INSTALL files, I believe I am supposed to 'cd' to the directory containing the source code, then proceed with: 



.\sh     (since this is my first 'make' program)

.\make check

.\make install

.\make clean


However, when I try to use '.\configure', I get the following error:


|   C:\Users\Jeff\Documents\Desktop\Desktop\make-3.81>.\configure

|       Configuring MAKE for DJGPP

|       'update' is not recognized as an internal or external command,

|       operable program or batch file.

|       The Vdm Redirector is already loaded

|       No Make program found--use DOSBUILD.BAT to build Make.


So then I ran '.\dosbuild' and got the following response:






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