Geoff.Teale at claybrook.co.uk
Wed Nov 27 11:11:01 UTC 2002
> Xandros Linux Newbie:
> I managed to download 'gt6801' a driver for the Artec
> Ultima2000 scanner.
> Unzipped, this turns out to be a 'c' package that as far as I
> can see from
> the Readme, has to be compiled by running 'make'.
Yup this is standard for most source packages.
> I duly logged in as root.
> Then moved to the folder I unzipped to.
> Then tried 'make -f Makefile' to no avail.
> It seems that it cannot find some of the commands.
> I thought a 'c' compiler and other stuff were installed in a distro by
Hmm.. usually you only need to be root for the last stage.
I should imagine that you have everything you need installed. If you're
getting a message saying that the shell cannot find the command "make" then
you need to install it as a matter of urgency!
It's more probable that the makefile hasn't been generated yet, usually this
means you need to run a configure script first. Try the README again, but I
would imagine the following should work (as ever #'s are comments "$>" is
# If there is a configure script in the directory do this
# Make is usually GNU Make. You don't need the -f
#as Makefile is a standard name it will
#look for anyway.
#change to root to do the install.
#make install is not always included in a makefile,
#but usually it's just a script to move the compiled
#program files to the right places
Hope that does the job for you.
geoff.teale at claybrook.co.uk
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