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Re: VPATH problem using make under Windows

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: VPATH problem using make under Windows
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 20:48:29 +0200

> From: Dale Macdonald <address@hidden>
> Date: 28 Apr 2004 11:37:36 +0200
> I have tried : 
> VPATH = C:\common 
> VPATH = \common 
> VPATH = C:/common 
> VPATH = /common 
> and even 
> VPATH = C:\\common 

I think all of them should have worked, but it's best to use either
C:/common or C:\\common.

> process_begin: CreateProcess((null), rm -f maino.c, ...) failed.
> make (e=2): The system cannot find the file specified.

I think this happens because you don't have rm.exe installed.  Find a
ported `rm', put it somewhere on your PATH, and this problem should go

> FlagShip PRO (unlimited users)
> (c) Copyright 1989..2004 by multisoft GmbH Munich/Germany
> -- FS compiler phase:
> c:/thorsten/common/subfuncs.bp(1): Error, illegal file and procedure
> name
> Invalid switch - "thorsten".ommon/subfuncs.prg
> Invalid switch - "thorsten".

This means that FlagShip doesn't grok file names with forward slashes.
As a simple band-aid, try quoting all file names in the rule commands,
so that FlagShip gets "c:/thorsten/common/subfuncs.bp" (with the
quotes), and see if that helps.  If that doesn't help, you will have
to fall back on an ugly trick: use $(subst) to replace forward slashes
into backslashes.  For example, instead of this rule:

        $(COMP) -c $<

use this (UNTESTED):

        $(COMP) -c $(subst /,\,$<)

> -- C compiler and linker phase:
> subfuncs.c
> c:/thorsten/common/subfuncs.c(2621) : error C2143: syntax error :
> missing '{' be
> fore ':'
> c:/thorsten/common/subfuncs.c(2621) : error C2059: syntax error : ':'
> Invalid switch - "thorsten".

Same problem with forward slashes here.

> process_begin: CreateProcess((null), rm -f subfuncs.c, ...) failed.
> make (e=2): The system cannot find the file specified.

Same problem with missing rm.exe here.

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