6.61. Make-4.2.1

The Make package contains a program for compiling packages.

Approximate build time: 0.6 SBU
Required disk space: 12.6 MB

6.61.1. Installation of Make

Prepare Make for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr

Compile the package:


The test suite needs to know where supporting perl files are located. We use an envronment variable to accomplish this. To test the results, issue:

make PERL5LIB=$PWD/tests/ check

Install the package:

make install

6.61.2. Contents of Make

Installed program: make

Short Descriptions


Automatically determines which pieces of a package need to be (re)compiled and then issues the relevant commands