Can't compile man pages...

Wolfgang Messingschlager w.mess at
Fri Oct 31 10:26:45 PDT 2008

GMail wrote:
> Hello folks,
> Its time to chroot and make the man pages...this is what is in the  
> directory.
> root:/man-db-2.4.4# ls
> ABOUT-NLS       aclocal.m4  lib    man-db.lsm
>  docs          libdb  manual      tools
> README          config.log   include       m4     po          zsoelim
> acinclude.m4    configure    intl          man    src
> root:/man-db-2.4.4# make install
> make: *** No rule to make target `install'.  Stop.
> root:/man-db-2.4.4#
> I guess I don't know enough about the compile process to figure this  
> out.
> Whats missing?
> thanks in advance


if you run the configure script (without any problem) you generate a 
file Makefile. This file is needed by make.

You can use another Makefile with

make [ -f makefile ]

For more info see "man make".


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