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Re: How does make determine which shells to invoke when executing external commands?
- From: Hua Ai <tommy dot ai at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2013 20:43:37 -0600
- Subject: Re: How does make determine which shells to invoke when executing external commands?
- References: <CAPzB_RzA3LBR8QKZA0NT6UJmkt6dr=qHj-s85RmY2xAd4K3KAQ at mail dot gmail dot com> <51AF6A55 dot 2090203 at etr-usa dot com>
Thank you for your reply.
> The answer is in the GNU make docs, or in the O'Reilly book if you prefer.
Will check it out, I thought this is a cygwin issue since windows
commands were invoked.
> That means those computers have a native Windows version of GNU make on
> them, most likely the one from MinGW. MinGW GNU make is built to use
> cmd.exe to interpret shell commands, not /bin/sh as Cygwin's GNU make does
> by default.
We don't have MinGW, but we do have multiple versions of a software
(development tools from Altera) installed on these computers, which
all contains a copy of cygwin (different versions but all with make).
This makefile however was run from a standalone cygwin.
I will do a little bit more digging tomorrow and come back with my
findings. More suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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