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Old 3rd December 2005, 09:12
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Exclamation Can't find 'make' on new Ubuntu install

I'm a new *nix user - I just installed Ubuntu 5.1. I followed the Ubuntu docs to install my wifi card. Apparently I need NdisWrapper, which I've downloaded and untarred - all set to install it.

According to the NdisWrapper docs I need to compile NW using 'make'. But...I get "make: command not found" when I try to run it.

I ran a 'find' on my filesystem and didn't find 'make' anywhere. I feel like an idiot - but am I missing something obvious? It doesn't seem fair that a brand-new Ubuntu install on a clean partition wouldn't contain 'make'. Help!

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Old 3rd December 2005, 10:00
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An update; I followed some instructions for newbie Linux users and installed java and gcc. Now 'make' works, but I get errors when trying to follow the NdisWrapper instructions.

From the NW instructions - apparently I need to run the following three commands:
- make distclean
- make
- make install

'makedistclean' worked fine, but the second 'make' returned errors - and I'm not sure why. NW doesn't have a support forum - do I need to install some other package to do this?

The error from the second 'make':
arachne@ubuntu:~/path/ndiswrapper-1.6$ make
make -C driver
make[1]: Entering directory `/path/ndiswrapper-1.6/driver'
Can't find kernel sources in /lib/modules/2.6.12-10-386/build;
give the path to kernel sources with KSRC=<path> argument to make
make[1]: *** [prereq_check] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/path/ndiswrapper-1.6/driver'
make: *** [all] Error 2

Does anybody have some suggestions on how I can get this working?? Thanks!
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Old 3rd December 2005, 10:06
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Default Doh! Ubuntu-specific instructions on NW doc site

Yikes. The NdisWrapper doc site has some Ubuntu-specific instructions.

I think these will take care of my questions; sorry for wasting your time.
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Old 14th December 2005, 08:11
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I also had this problem (along with another I cannot remember now) with the Ubuntu Breezy ISP settup. Just to save people the time of reading though a wiki to find what they need what solved it for me was to , well install make.

If you followed the instructions and BECAME root earlier:
apt-get update
apt-get install make

if not you must become a superuser and do it (sudo):
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install

Hope this helps some people.
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Old 14th December 2005, 13:08
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Originally Posted by clayg
sudo apt-get install
Should be
sudo apt-get install make
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i try to install something in ubuntu but than it says when i type the command make install:

cannot find command

than i type:

sudo apt-get install make

it asks to the cd with the label:

'Ubutnu 5.10 _Breezy Badger_ - Release i386 (20051012)'

where can i find and download this cd?

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