That is what I was thinking.
However, I think that since Windows XP doesn't use a SHELL environment
variable, make is setting it as if it was in its natural environment (hence
the sh.exe). I have tried overriding it by setting SHELL=cmd.exe, yet when I
echoed it the value displayed was still 'sh.exe'. Furthermore, I even called
make with the -e option to suppress environment variables and let the user
override them, and it still didn't work.
It's extremely frustrating to have
such a small issue hold me up so much. It seems like if this was an issue
between make and command line interpreters, it would have came up before now
with other people. At this point, I'm considering redesigning how my system is
going to do this, probably use a scripting language to implement parts of
this, because cryptic unheard of issues like this take way too much time to
debug/debunk. However anyone else w/ suggestions is welcome, there has to be
some cause for shell throwing that exception. Thanks a
The Insitu Group
Sent: Wednesday, August
13, 2003 9:31
To: 'Scott Merz'
Subject: RE: Shell commands in makefile
not working (running Windows XP)
might try putting the command:
can see what make is using for a shell.
put SHELL=xxx in the makefile to point it to a given