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Re: mingw make problems

From: Christopher Faylor
Subject: Re: mingw make problems
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 16:48:29 -0400
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On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 04:22:20PM -0400, Bill Hoffman wrote:
>As requested by Eli, I am posting the problems I am having with mingw-make
>from a cygwin command line.
>I narrowed down the major problem with mingw make and my makefiles.
>Looks like a process launching issue.  If the files are double quoted
>and passed to a full path command it passes both files as one argument
>to the process.  I ran make -d and post the CreateProcess calls being
>made.  This is running mingw-make from a cygwin prompt.
>---- begin makefile ------
>       c:/Program\ Files/Microsoft\ Visual\ Studio\ .NET\ 2003/Vc7/bin/cl.exe  
> "a.c" "b.c"
>#CreateProcess(C:\cygwin\bin\sh.exe,C:/cygwin/bin/sh.exe -c "c:/Program\ 
>Files/Microsoft\ Visual\ Studio\ .NET\ 2003/Vc7/bin/cl.exe  \"a.c\" 
># broken 
>       c:/cygwin/bin/gcc.exe  "a.c" "b.c"
>#c:/cygwin/bin/gcc.exe  "a.c" "b.c"
>#CreateProcess(C:\cygwin\bin\sh.exe,C:/cygwin/bin/sh.exe -c 
>"c:/cygwin/bin/gcc.exe  \"a.c\" \"b.c\"",...)
># works
>       cl.exe  "a.c" "b.c"
>#cl.exe  "a.c" "b.c"
>#CreateProcess(C:\cygwin\bin\sh.exe,C:/cygwin/bin/sh.exe -c "cl.exe  \"a.c\" 
>---- end makefile------
>>From a msys prompt it is broken differently:
>CreateProcess(C:\msys\1.0\bin\sh.exe,C:/msys/1.0/bin/sh.exe -c "c:/Program\ 
>Files/Microsoft\ Visual\ Studio\ .NET\ 2003/Vc7/bin/cl.exe  \"a.c\" 
>Putting child 0x00a73d28 (all) PID 4015928 on the chain.
>Live child 0x00a73d28 (all) PID 4015928 
>/usr/bin/sh: -c: line 3: syntax error: unexpected end of file

I don't understand why MinGW's make should be using anything like /bin/sh.
Shouldn't it be using cmd.exe or


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