Building science/paraview [was Re: gmake: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.]

Thierry Thomas thierry at
Mon May 1 08:30:16 UTC 2006

Le Dim 30 avr 06 à 18:31:40 +0200, Mark Lubratt <mark.lubratt at>
 écrivait :
> Hello!


> I'm trying to install paraview-2.4.3.
> I have an up to date ports tree (cvsup and portsdb -Uu).
> In the paraview directory (/usr/ports/science/paraview), I execute  
> the following command as root:
> # make install
> I get the following error:
> gmake: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.
> This also happens if I simply run "make."
> I've looked in the archives, but I didn't find anything addressing  
> this problem.  I also didn't find any paraview relevant notes in the / 
> usr/ports/UPDATING file.
> Can someone point me in the right direction?

Paraview is very dependent on the already installed software, and indeed
it seems difficult to build it on a "production" machine. Try to make
it in a chrooted environment: I have built it succesfully in a

Th. Thomas.
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