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September 28th, 2012, 08:31 PM
If I had a package, eg "evolution-3.6.0.tar.xz" to install, I read that you should be able to do this by the following commands.
-. / Configure
- make
- Make install

But I get the following message back.
"make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stopped."

What goes wrong?

Frogs Hair
September 28th, 2012, 10:48 PM
That may happen if there are missing dependencies . Evolution 3.6 is in the 12.10 repository which uses a different version of Gnome and it may not be compatible with 12.04 or earlier.

September 28th, 2012, 11:34 PM
First of all, to compile software you must install the build-essential package (or build-essentials, not remember if it had S at the end).

So install that first:
sudo apt-get install build-essential(s)

Then, you need to unpack the .tar.gz if you didn't do it. Usually it will unpack in a folder of the same or similar name as the file. Go into that folder.

Once you are in the folder try the:
sudo configure
sudo make
sudo make install

January 1st, 2013, 07:35 AM
Did you succeed in compiling and using latest version of evolution? Please share your experience?
What are the steps you followed?