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    command 'make' in terminal
    Hi
    Im trying to install a program called Grimaces which is a simulation program through watching the following video. in the tutorial the command 'make' has been used and works for the person who is doing the tutorial but for me just says 'command not found' is not found. the tutorial used Lion system but mine is yosemite so I thought maybe it has changes . does any one know why 'make' doesn't work?!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOJsmtFeSGk

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    command  'make' in terminal

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    Hi, and welcome.

    First, the program is Gromacs, not Grimaces.

    Second, where did you get the information that the system used was Lion? It states in the description "A tutorial video demonstrating how to install Gromacs 5.0 on a Linux Operating System (done on Ubuntu 14.0.4)" and the narrator specifically calls out that he did this on a Linux system.


    "make" is a compiler that is used to turn source code into executable programs. On the system he's using, he has GCC developer tools installed and that's how he has make available (along with all of the various libraries and everything that it uses).

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    If you need to compile source code you need to install at least the Xcode developer command line tools if not the entire Xcode package.
    When you typed make you should have gotten a dialog asking if you wanted to install the command line tools.
    Also, if you start with make instead of ,/configure, it may not work. It's already been configured for some machine/OS which might not be Mac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cradom View Post
    If you need to compile source code you need to install at least the Xcode developer command line tools if not the entire Xcode package.
    When you typed make you should have gotten a dialog asking if you wanted to install the command line tools.
    Also, if you start with make instead of ,/configure, it may not work. It's already been configured for some machine/OS which might not be Mac.
    While you're absolutely correct, the OP is trying to install, configure, compile, and use a program that's intended for Linux and is trying to do so following instructions that are tailored to using Ubuntu. It's likely going to be one hurdle after another. Missing libraries, missing development components, wrong permissions, etc.

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    Like I said...

    Quote Originally Posted by cradom View Post
    it may not work. It's already been configured for some machine/OS which might not be Mac.
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