[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Help required in gnumake

From: beginner beginner
Subject: Re: Help required in gnumake
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 05:24:45 -0700 (PDT)

   Thanks I got the probelm of Space and TAB.      
As per It says 
for error `commands commence before first target. Stop.'

This means the first thing in the makefile seems to be part of a command 
script: it begins with a TAB character and doesn't appear to be a legal make 
command (such as a variable assignment). Command scripts must always be 
associated with a target. The second form is generated if the line has a 
semicolon as the first non-whitespace character; make interprets this to mean 
you left out the "target: dependency" section of a rule. 

Now if I type OFFICIAL = 10 after TAB it works
but if I type echo after TAB it does not work 

Please help.


--- "Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 03:04:47 -0700 (PDT)
>> From: beginner beginner <address@hidden>
>> 1) I am including a common makefile in my makefile Common makefile also I am 
>> writing for all project files which will have all global variabes and when I 
>> am writing any @echo statement to check for any condition in my common 
>> makefile It is giving me error that missing seprator. stop.
>> and my gmake exits but If I remove all echoes It is working properly
>> Please suggest If I am doing anything wrong
>Look up this error message in the GNU Make manual, whose on-line
>version comes with the Make distribution.  The manual explains the
>possible reasons for this problem.

Get Your Private, Free Jatt Email at

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]