Quoting Lex Nederbragt <lex.nederbr...@ibv.uio.no> on Tue, 11 Oct 2016
We will be teaching the SWC ‘make’ lesson for the first time in a
couple of weeks. Do we need to provide the learners with
instructions for installing make, or is it a default part of all
platforms? If not, are there any more-or-less curated installation
instructions available somewhere?
Thanks in advance,
You'll need to provide installation instructions. Putting them into
the workshop template  was recently dropped in favour of putting
them into their lesson template , which hasn't yet happened. I use
my own, copying and pasting from  (which renders as ). Though,
as the SWC installer  installs GNU Make onto GitBash I'd change the
Windows instructions to be .
The Software Carpentry Windows installer installs Make.
To test, open a Git Bash window, type <code>make</code>, and press Enter.
You should see the following message
<pre>make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.</pre>
This means that Make was successfully installed.
Otherwise, you'll see this error message:
<pre>bash: make: command not found</pre>
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