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Re: GCC 2.95 (makefiles: missing separator)
- To: "Nimoy Pugh" <npugh at ro dot com>, <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Subject: Re: GCC 2.95 (makefiles: missing separator)
- From: "Doug Wyatt" <dwyatt at sunflower dot com>
- Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 00:16:54 -0500
- Reply-to: dwyatt at sunflower dot com
From: "Nimoy Pugh" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: GCC 2.95
Date sent: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 23:13:50 -0500
By far the most common cause of the "missing separator" error is
leading spaces on makefile command lines. All shell command lines
must begin with a TAB character. The only exception I know of is
on continuation lines where the preceding line ends with '\'. Spaces
may follow the initial TAB and multiple tabs may be used, as far as
The error message should have given some indication of the line
number where the problem occured. Check on that line and the
following line for a leading space instead of a TAB.
Sorry. I don't know much about ActiveState. I haven't used it since I
discovered that it didn't have a proper exec or fork. The Cygwin Perl5
port is good.
> OK I started with B20 and added GCC 2.95, however I have a problem. Neither
> one seemed to like makefiles. I downloaded Activestate perl source and I get
> a missing seperator error when I run make. The same thing has happened
> eveytime I ran make against the any of the perl modules that I downloaded.
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