make: Nothing to be done for ‘all’ – Eclipse Error Solved

I’ve seen this odd error several times over the years, almost always after first importing a new project into Eclipse-CDT.

After import, when you try to build your project, it just returns the message make: Nothing to be done for all in the console.

And then, once you’ve got the error, nothing you do will kick your build into action – changing files, changing project settings, even deleting and recreating build configurations.

If you try to run the executable, you just get Launch failed. Binary not found.

Because, of course, make hasn’t built anything.

Aargh!

Annoying, eh?

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Access GDB Directly In Eclipse Luna

This isn’t a new feature, but it’s really useful when you’re debugging in eclipse, especially if you’re using the more advance or obscure features in GDB.

Basically, when you are debugging any program, there is a way to talk directly to GDB without using the point-and-click interface of Eclipse.

It’s called the GDB console.

It’s also really easy to find. When you are next running a debug session, just click on the console icon that is displayed in the console tab. The console usually shows your program output, but there is more than just one console!

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Increase 30 Second Screencast Limit On Fedora 21

I wrote a post a little while back explaining how to use the built-in screencast tool on Fedora 20.

I’ve just noticed that the latest Fedora release (21) limits the screencast length to 30 seconds.

Nooo!

It’s okay. If you want to record for longer than 30 seconds, you can change the time using gsettings.

View the existing time with:

gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys max-screencast-length

And set a new time (0 for unlimited) with:

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys max-screencast-lenth

gsettings

Nice and easy :-)



10 Years of FayeWilliams.com

10 years ago today, I registered this domain name.

Ten years!!!

Ten years is a big milestone, so I thought I’d take a trip down memory lane.

2005

I registered this domain on 4th February 2005 when I was living in San Jose, California.

I still can’t believe I was lucky enough to get it – even way back then it was hard to get the ultimate in web real estate – a dot com of your first and last name.

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