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Re: make (v. 3.81) fails -- "target pattern contains no `%'"

On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 05:32:04PM -0700, Jim Lawson wrote:
>> > Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 20:15:27 -0400
>> From: "Aslam Karachiwala" <>
>> To:
>> Subject: make (v. 3.81) fails -- "target pattern
>> contains no `%'"
>> cygcheck.out attached.
>>  The Makefiles were copied from Solaris 10, and make
>> worked fine prior
>> to the update yesterday (7/11/06), and it works
>> fine, again, after I
>> reverted back to make v. 3.80
>>  The error -- target pattern contains no `%' --
>> occurs at a target
>> such as the following:
>> releaseproducts  :: $(RELEASEDIR)/$(BINIMAGE)
>I think you'll find that this is due to the dropping of support for
>Windows paths in the new (3.81) version of make.  I suspect
>$(RELEASEDIR) has a ':' in it somewhere.
>Try something like this:
>RELEASEDIR:=$(shell cygpath -u $(RELEASEDIR))

That is an inspired guess which never would have occurred to me.  I'll
bet you're right, though.  That may even become a FAQ at some point.

If this isn't the case then we'll (obviously?) need to see more of
the makefile than the one failing line.


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