Can't run make

OK, I've been holding off posting this because I usually assume I am doing something wrong when I have a problem and that the software I am using is just fine. But... I have downloaded Ice-1.1.0 and have followed th e INSTALL.LINUX instructions. The problem I am having is that there is no Makefile in the Ice-1.1.0 directory for make to use. "sum" on the tar file I have downloaded is "59104 1335".

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  • marcmarc FloridaAdministrators, ZeroC Staff Marc LaukienOrganization: ZeroC, Inc.Project: The Internet Communications Engine ZeroC Staff
    Hmm... this is very strange. The Makefile is definitely there:

    www:~# tar tvfz ~ftp/pub/Ice/1.1/Ice-1.1.0.tar.gz | grep Ice-1.1.0/Makefile
    -rw-rw---- mark/users 2031 2003-04-29 15:51:32 Ice-1.1.0/Makefile
    www:~# sum ~ftp/pub/Ice/1.1/Ice-1.1.0.tar.gz
    59104 1335

    The sum seems to be correct, too. Sorry, but I'm clueless :confused:
  • svranyessvranyes Member
    OK. I've found the problem. There is another version of tar that is getting picked up on my machine and it was not doing the extraction.

    Sorry.
  • marlowamarlowa Member Andrew MarlowOrganization: Wellabove LtdProject: study into feasibility of ice on WINCE project ✭✭
    I think this shows that ICE ought to document its dependency on GNU tar. Other open source products have a similar dependecy (e.g ACE). This is what they warn about in their README files, and on the download web page.

    -apm
  • marcmarc FloridaAdministrators, ZeroC Staff Marc LaukienOrganization: ZeroC, Inc.Project: The Internet Communications Engine ZeroC Staff
    You can also use non GNU-tar. You just have to first gunzip the file, and then un-tar it.
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