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Fetch Makefile

This step downloads a makefile into your installation directory.


A single makefile has been developed which performs a great many steps which previously needed to be done manually. This step is simply downloading the newest makefile from Git and placing it into the installation directory.

The quick start instructions use wget since it seems to be installed by default on a large number of systems, but any utility which can download a URL to the current directory (such as curl or fetch) will work as well. In the worst case, you can download the file with a browser and save/move it into the installation directory.

The important thing is is that when you are done this step you should have the file from Git downloaded and stored in the installation directory and be at a prompt in that same directory.

Common Errors

bash: wget: command not found

wget is not installed. You can install wget or use any other means of downloading the file from into the installation directory. curl or fetch may be installed on your system and can be used with the same command-line.

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