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RE: sh doesn't like make's quoting
- To: "Todd Greer" <tgreer at acm dot org>, <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Subject: RE: sh doesn't like make's quoting
- From: "Suhaib M. Siddiqi" <ssiddiqi at ipass dot net>
- Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 20:16:23 -0400
I assume you want make-3.78.1 for MingW32, because you compiled using VC?
I do have and would e-mail you separately.
Also, for MingW32, I prefer gmake.exe which is available from www.mozila.org
You will find it at Mozila URl under Windows, it contains a msdossh and
It seems to understand UNIX style Makefiles pretty good.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Todd Greer
> Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 1999 7:47 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: sh doesn't like make's quoting
> I looked in archives for this, but couldn't find help...
> I'm having problems with 'echo "foo"' in a makefile, using a make I
> built. If someone can either tell me how to fix the problem or where
> to get a recent make that will work, I would greatly appreciate it.
> I recently compiled the latest version of make (3.78.1) because I want
> the $(MAKECMDGOALS) feature that was introduced in 3.77. (Cygwin
> B20.1 has 3.75). I used their build_w32.bat, which uses VC.
> I #defined HAVE_CYGWIN_SHELL (and HAVE_CASE_INSENSITIVE_FS, though
> that probably doesn't matter) in config.h_w32 and config.h (I assume
> the latter is automatically generated from the former, but I put it in
> just in case.)
> The problem is a simple make action: 'echo "making all"' (The three \
> newlines on the last three lines are for usenet--The CreateProcess
> line is actually one line.
> running make -d all yields, among much other output:
> echo "making all"
> Syntax error: Unterminated quoted string
> make: *** [all] Error 2
> -c "echo \"making all\"",...)\
> I'm guessing that the quoting is messed up. It doesn't matter whether
> MAKE_MODE is not set, unix, or win32.
> TIA for any help
> Todd Greer <email@example.com>
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