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Re: Windows make invoking cygwin sh bug

From: Alex Khripin
Subject: Re: Windows make invoking cygwin sh bug
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 14:42:48 -0400

Oh! I was using the one shipped with Cygwin. That apparently has
HAVE_DOS_PATHS disabled.
I've rebuilt it, and it's on its way to working! Thanks a lot.

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 2:28 PM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 14:10:15 -0400
>> From: Alex Khripin <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> > Why are you using a native build of Make with Cygwin tools?  Doing
>> > that is asking for trouble due to subtle incompatibilities like this
>> > one.  The Cygwin build of Make is a much better candidate for this
>> > kind of job, and it does support DOS/Windows file names with drive
>> > letters.  Can you use that instead?  If not, why not?
>> >
>> > I tried this today with a simple Makefile that I ran with Cygwin's make:
>> DIR=c:/temp
>> $(DIR)/myfile2 : $(DIR)/myfile
>>     cp $^ $@
>> $(DIR)/myfile :
>>     @echo foo > $@
>> This does not work:
>> Makefile:3: *** target pattern contains no `%'.  Stop.
>> Are you sure the cygwin make is meant to deal with Windows paths?
> I'm sure it did at some point, and that it still should.  But that
> assumes that what you have is a normal compilation of stock Make
> sources, not sources that someone tweaked.
> Is the Make you have your own build?  If not, can you build a Cygwin
> port of Make yourself, making sure that HAVE_DOS_PATHS is defined to a
> non-zero value in config.h.  Then you will have a Cygwin build that
> groks Windows file names with drive letters.  If that build fails as
> well, please report that as a bug.

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