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Re: mingw make problem

From: William A. Hoffman
Subject: Re: mingw make problem
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 14:53:35 -0400

At 02:42 PM 8/18/2006, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 12:56:56 -0400
>> From: "William A. Hoffman" <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> >Please note that it is considered a shell character on _all_ systems
>> >when a Unixy shell is invoked.  I believe the reason is that a Posix
>> >shell removes the quotes from the command line, and has other special
>> >processing inside a quoted argument.  So Make invokes the shell, to
>> >avoid knowing too much about this processing.
>> OK, but there seems to be some extra work that needs to be done in
>> CreateProcess to get the arguments correct.
>Only when the shell is the Cygwin shell, and I don't really understand
>the details of the problem you reported.  Your Makefile works fine
>with a native sh.exe.

I get a different failure when the shell is from msys:

c:/cygwin/bin/gcc.exe  "a.c" "b.c"
CreateProcess(C:\msys\1.0\bin\sh.exe,C:/msys/1.0/bin/sh.exe -c 
"c:/cygwin/bin/gcc.exe  \"a.c\" \"b.c\"",...)
Putting child 0x00a73ca0 (broken) PID 4015928 on the chain.
Live child 0x00a73ca0 (broken) PID 4015928 
/usr/bin/sh: -c: line 3: syntax error: unexpected end of file

However, this is an older install of msys perhaps.

$ sh --version
GNU bash, version 2.04.0(1)-release (i686-pc-msys)
Copyright 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.


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