grass 5.0 beta configure/make

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Mon Nov 1 18:31:19 EST 1999

On Mon, Nov 01, 1999 at 12:04:59PM -0800, Roderick A. Anderson wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Nov 1999, Eric Mitchell wrote:
> > 
> > I downloaded the new beta4 source release, and attempted a 
> > "configure ; make ; make install", but performing "make" 
> > in the top level source directory does nothing.  Is the 
> > autoconf build process complete yet? Is anyone working on
> I ran into the same problem this weekend.  I looks like there needs to be
> a bit more thought put into the process.  I'm not too familiar with 'make'
> (just use it) so my observations could be flawed.  There appears to be
> semi-colons missing between each of the commands on the lines in
> 'Makefile'.  I tried running each line by hand but ran out of patience and
> wetwear memory with all the substitutions.  I'll have another look tonight
> since it needs to be done with make to create a rpm file.
>    Any good online tutorials on make around?

Which version of make do you have?
I would recommend installing GNU make. 
It comes with a resonable reference manual and should BTW. work. :)
Manual is also online at:

(Oh and you don't need make to make make.) 

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