Make install broken?

Jason Evans jasone at
Thu Nov 5 12:31:33 PST 2015

On Nov 5, 2015, at 11:00 AM, Baker, Matthew B. <bakermb at> wrote:
> I was building jemalloc from the 4.0.4 tarball and it looks like the ‘make install’ is broken.
> I do:
> ./configure --prefix=$HOME/jemalloc-bin/
> make
> make install
> during make install I get this error:
> install -m 644 doc/jemalloc.html /ccs/home/bzf/jemalloc-bin/share/doc/jemalloc
> install: cannot stat `doc/jemalloc.html': No such file or directory
> make: *** [install_doc_html] Error 1
> It looks like the normal make won’t build documentation, but make install will try and install it anyways.

You should use this tarball: <>

Not this one: <>

The former has pre-generated configure script, documentation, etc., in order to reduce build dependencies.

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