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Re: mingw make problem

From: William A. Hoffman
Subject: Re: mingw make problem
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 12:03:26 -0400

At 11:34 AM 8/23/2006, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 08:08:12 -0400
>> From: "William A. Hoffman" <address@hidden>
>> So, I guess you can say running mingw make from a cygwin shell is not 
>> supported.
>I don't think the issue is with the shell from which you run Make, I
>think the issue is which sh.exe is being invoked by Make.  Can you
>verify that, i.e. run Make from the CMD command window, but leave
>sh.exe on your Windows Path?  Does Make fail in that case?
>> But if you can not run mingw make from an msys shell then what is the point 
>> of
>> looking for sh.exe in the PATH and setting it to be the shell, if it is not 
>> supported?
>Because, evidently, Cygwin sh.exe and MSYS sh.exe are not the only
>shells in town ;-)

They are the most common, and chances are if they have trouble, others will
as well.

BTW, I did build with the batch file stuff on, and it worked.

>> One more thing, do you think this discussion would be better on the mingw or
>> msys mailing list?   
>I think this list is entirely appropriate, since it's about
>compatibility between the native Make port and various shells.  We at
>first suspected that CreateProcess is being called inside Make with a
>wrong command line, which is a Make issue, not a Cygwin/MSYS issue.
>Now, that the conclusion was that the problem happens on the shell
>side, it would be good to take this to the MSYS list and try to see
>whether someone there could help untangle the problem which we think
>happens inside the ported Bash.

OK, it maybe a few days, I am busy right now with some other stuff.

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