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'make install' fails when trying to build xen-tools from the git repo

asked 2013-02-21 07:07:11 -0600

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updated 2013-02-21 09:11:30 -0600

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Hi, I'm trying to run xen-tools on my Fedora, so I'm following the documentation on Using xen-tools on Fedora ( After I installed the git and try to run command: git clone git:// xen-tools.git when I try command make install, it says: make: ** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.*

# git clone git:// xen-tools.git
Cloning into 'xen-tools.git'...
remote: Counting objects: 9369, done.
make install
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (8704/8704), done.
remote: Total 9369 (delta 4019), reused 5144 (delta 554)
Receiving objects: 100% (9369/9369), 6.64 MiB | 3.22 MiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (4019/4019), done.
[root@seafourium asem]# make install
make: *** No rule to make target `install'.  Stop.
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The instructions imply that you have changed directory into the repo you've just cloned (see my answer below). Please do a:

cd xen-tools

from your current directory, then do the make install. Chances are, you'll have to do a sudo make install as well, if you're not doing everything as root (which is commendable). IF that doesn't work, run the command: pwd


ls -al

and post the output here...

wholevin gravatar imagewholevin ( 2013-02-21 09:47:32 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-02-21 08:06:05 -0600

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You haven't changed to the directory where you cloned the repo. It looks like you're in the "asem" directory... You should now have a xen-tools directory under asem; change to it and try the make install again...

What you're doing when you git cloned is creating a local copy of the remote repo on your local host. The full directory tree can be seen here as well:

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