Re: make file command not working

On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 08:18:23PM +0530, Shashank Gudipati wrote:
> make command is not working while trying to install gtk+ . this is after the
> ./configure -prefix=/opt/gtk step in the manual
> terminal is showing following message:
> make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found . Stop.
> i am unable to iron out the deficiencies.

-prefix is wrong, it should be --prefix (even though -prefix works).

But primarily, ./configure failed.  Otherwise it would have created the
Makefiles (read some intro to the GNU build system).  So what was the

Also the location /opt/gtk is an example in the Gtk+ documentation and
not a good one IMO as only root can install there.  Choose a location in
your home directory (e.g. ~/opt/gtk) and do everything as a normal user
at least until you are sure you do it right.

> Please help as i am new and
> enthusiastic on learning gtK.

Please read


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