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Re: GNU make doesn't use windows cmd.exe shell

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: GNU make doesn't use windows cmd.exe shell
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 19:54:18 +0300

> Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 10:20:11 +0200
> From: Sebastian WAGNER <address@hidden>
> I have a problem with the latest GNU make version 3.81-2 running on a
> Windows XP system (using cygwin) and hope that you can help me.
> I used a very old make version before and wanted to upgrade. Now it seems
> that make runs in the sh.exe shell and doesn't find the paths for the tools.
> I need to run it on the cmd.exe shell and tried to set a environment
> variable SHELL = c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe as described in the release
> notes. But this doesn't seem to work.

cmd.exe as the shell is supported only in the native Windows port of
Make.  The Cygwin port, which is what you are using, supports only

> How can I make it to used the windows shell?

Download and install the native port, e.g. from the MinGW site.

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