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Re: make error

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: make error
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 20:02:45 -0700
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According to Robert Tellamalla on 2/28/2006 9:05 AM:
> Hi, I am getting this error while running the make command.
> Can u discuss with me for this error.
> Definietely it is going to be good technical discussion.
> $ make
> rm -rf config/icu-config

icu-config is not part of coreutils, so you might want to ask on the the
icu mailing list for more help.  It looks like a bug in their assumptions,
mixing and matching make (specified by POSIX) alongside the Microsoft
compiler toolchain (with a poorly named linker named link).  In a pure
POSIX environment, link takes exactly two arguments and creates hard
links; since you are using make, you should not expect the Microsoft
behavior from a program named link.exe.

> LINK.EXE /subsystem:console /DLL  /nologo /base:"0x4ad00000" /NOENTRY
> /IMPLIB:ic
> udt.lib /out:icudt34.dll stubdata.o
> LINK: extra operand `/nologo'
> Try `LINK --help' for more information.
> make[1]: *** [icudt34.dll] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/cygdrive/c/icu/source/stubdata'

And this shows you are running on cygwin - in which case, why aren't you
using gcc instead of the proprietary Microsoft linker?  For further help
on using the cygwin-provided open source compiler, consider asking on the
cygwin mailing list, cygwin AT cygwin DOT com.

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