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Re: w32 gmake: can't echo long strings (fwd)

From: Ted Phares
Subject: Re: w32 gmake: can't echo long strings (fwd)
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 13:28:00 -0700 (PDT)


Thanks.  I switched to the cygwin gmake port about a week ago.  It fixed
that problem, though it seems to have its own pathologies (e.g., it
ignores the setting of the MAKESHELL envar).


On Thu, 19 Sep 2002, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

> On Thu, 12 Sep 2002, Ted Phares wrote:
> >   g:\devel\dsp\axis>gmake -version
> >   GNU Make version 3.79.1, by Richard Stallman and Roland McGrath.
> >   Built for i386-pc-msdosdjgpp
> You are using a DJGPP port of GNU Make.  That port is expected to have
> the problems you mentioned, since the underlying C library used to link
> the binary lacks the ability to pass commands longer than 126 characters
> to the Windows shell.  (The next version of the library has that feature
> added to it.)
> You could use the DJGPP program djecho instead of the shell's echo to
> work around this.  Or simply switch to a native Windows port of Make.

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