Error running Make with Cygwin tools
Tue May 18 06:48:00 GMT 1999
--- Linda Seymour <email@example.com> wrote:
> We currently build on 4 platforms, solaris, aix, hpux and nt. Our NT
> builds currently work using a version of MKSNT which we want to move away
> from. We have a lot of directory structure in our build and we use imake
> to facilitate the making of our product. Imake provides rules for building
> makefiles. One of those rules is MakeMakeSubdirs. It provides shell code
> to traverse directory structure. When gmake runs, it requires sh.exe to
> translate the shell code, generated from the MakeMakeSubdirs rule. When we
> run using the sh.exe from the Cygwin b20 binaries, we get the error shown
If you search the archives you may find where others have ported Imake to
> >gmake Makefiles
> Syntax error: Unterminated quoted string
> i:\gnutools\gmake\gmake: [Makefiles] Error 2 (ignored)
I'm curious as to how you have this directory structure?
> When we run this same gmake Makefiles command using the sh.exe from MKSNT,
> everything works correctly.
The cygwin make requires the environment variable MAKE_FILE=UNIX to maintain
the posix path structures. Could this be the problem?
> The same lines get generated on all platforms and execute fine on all our
> unix platforms (solaris, aix, and HPUX).
> System configuration:
> NT 4.0 with Service Pack 3 or with Service Pack 5
> GNU Make version 3.76.1
> Cygwin B20
> We don't know what version of imake.exe (for NT) that we are running.
> Are you aware of any problems in relationship to using imake and gmake with
> Also, uname.exe returns CYGWIN32_NT. I need this to return Window_NT. Is
> there a
> way to make it do this?
Since this is open source, you can always download the source and rebuild to
get the results you want. Or rename uname.exe to cygwin-uname.exe and create a
script to call cygwin-uname.exe and use sed to modify the results.
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