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Re: make-3.79.1: /bin/sh.exe: Command not found

At 03:09 PM 4/25/2001, Shawn Carey wrote:
>I'm using cygwin's build of GNU make on a Windows 2000 system.  I recently
>upgraded the make executable from version 3.79 to 3.79.1, and now I'm having
>some problems...
>The compile-time initialization of "default_shell" (main.c:1134) has changed
>from "sh.exe" in version 3.79 to "/bin/sh.exe" in 3.79.1.  The unqualified
>value of "sh.exe" allowed make to find sh.exe using PATH, but "/bin/sh.exe"
>does not exist on my system and is not found by make.  The following
>Makefile demonstrates the problem I'm seeing:
>##### begin
>         echo "SHELL=$(SHELL) ($(origin SHELL))"
>##### end
>Here are the results when I execute this Makefile with make 3.79 and 3.79.1:
>C:\TEMP> make-3.79
>echo "SHELL=sh.exe (default)"
>SHELL=sh.exe (default)
>C:\TEMP> make-3.79.1
>echo "SHELL=/bin/sh.exe (default)"
>make-3.79.1: /bin/sh.exe: Command not found
>make-3.79.1: *** [all] Error 127
>Was this change intentional?  If so, is there some way to get my makefiles
>to run again without copying a shell to /bin or running make with
>"SHELL=sh.exe" on the command line?  Any help is greatly appreciated!

If you're asking this question here and you're using Cygwin as you claim,
then if you do not have /bin/sh.exe, your installation is non-standard.
Questions about non-standard installations, while occasionally entertained, 
are not really a concern of this list.

The reason sh.exe was changed to /bin/sh.exe was because there were problems
on allot of systems with sh.exe not being in the path in some circumstances.  
Changing it to /bin/sh.exe resolved that issue.  You can check the email 
archives for details on this if you like.

Sorry, I don't have any suggestions beyond those you mentioned.

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