make error

Michael Wood esiotrot at
Sat Oct 9 00:48:39 MDT 2010


On 8 October 2010 23:30, Matthieu Patou <mat at> wrote:
>  On 08/10/2010 10:34, Michael Wood wrote:
>> On 8 October 2010 08:17, Matthieu Patou<mat at>  wrote:
>>>  On 08/10/2010 09:25, Rohit Rajan wrote:
>>>>  Hi All,
>>>> I'm trying to configure the SAMBA VERSION: 4.0.0alpha14-GIT-cd04af7 the
>>>> confiure went fine but whe i issue the make command i got this error.
>>>> *** commands commence before first target.  Stop.
>>> It's using the old build system.
>>> Go in source4 do:
>>> ./
>>> ./configure.developer
>>> make -j
>> I suspect Rohit used the "rsync" instructions on the Samba4 HOWTO.
>> When I tried that a few days ago it was broken.  ./ said it
>> was setting up for waf, but ./configure.developer actually ran the
>> autoconf version of configure.
> I really double checked and downloading s4 through rsync lead to a
> pointing to
> And the build is ok.

Yes, my point is that you did not follow the rsync instructions on the
HOWTO which specified to use
and to run ./ (not ./  You rsynced from, so it's not surprising you got
different results :)

> I suspect that's because the previous checkout was done with the old build
> mode and the link was not updated.

Yes, I think it's something like that.  Strangely, though,
./ *did* say that it was setting up for a waf build, but
running ./configure.developer still ran the autoconf version of
configure.  I did not spend time on trying to figure out why that was.

So should we put back the instructions with the _waf link?  Or should
we rather wait for someone to make _test work again and then put back
the original instructions?

Michael Wood <esiotrot at>

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