Compiling Blender (not working?)

Hey Blender community,
i’m planning on playing around in the source code but because as a webdeveloper and sometimes python scripter I have no experience with compling code. Before I actually touch the code itself I wanted to do a test build, just to see if I can get the latest version running . I followd these instructions step by step and it says that at the end I should get “Blender successfully built, run from: /home/me/blender-git/build_linux/bin/blender”. But that doesn’t happen and the bin directory is empty. I crashes at 26% prompting:
make[1]: *** [Makefile:161: all] Error 2
make: *** [GNUmakefile:130: all] Error 2

What does that mean?
Thanks in advance.