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Posted by Mercury359   (1 post)  [Biography] bio
Date Tue 15 Apr 2003 12:34 PM (UTC)
the cygwin shell is as follows:

Mercury@mercury /cygdrive/c/bc/src
$ make
MAKE Version 5.2 Copyright (c) 1987, 2000 Borland
Error makefile 36: Command syntax error
Error makefile 37: Command syntax error
*** 2 errors during make ***

lines 36 & 37 -

31 ack: $(O_FILES)
32 rm -f ack.exe
33 $(CC) $(L_FLAGS) -o ack $(O_FILES)
35 .c.o: ack.h
36 $(CC) -c $(C_FLAGS) -Dunix -DNOCRYPT $<
38 clean:
39 rm -f $(O_FILES) ack.exe ../area/core
40 make

(41 is the EOF)

any help would be appreciated, again... syntax error in "Makefile" when trying to compile via CygWin under Windows 2k Adv Server
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Posted by Boborak   USA  (228 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #1 on Tue 15 Apr 2003 02:01 PM (UTC)
Makefiles have a very picky syntax. One thing you'll want to check is the spacing before line 36. Makefiles need a TAB, not spaces from the begining of the line to the start of the command. For example:

.c.o: mud.h
$(CC) -c $(C_FLAGS) $<

Ensure that space is an actual TAB and not just 8 spaces.

Also check that there isn't a "floating" space at the end of line 36 and you have a clean line break. Finally, check to make sure you have a CC=gcc line at the top of your file.
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