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Re: default Makefile path

Greg Chicares wrote:
> On 2007-06-23 09:33Z, mostlyharmless wrote:
>> When using make under cygwin (which I am using for the first time) I have
>> to
>> use the -f Makefile option otherwise it says:
>> make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.
>> do I have to set some environment variable so that I can just type
>> 'make'?
> Are you using the option "-f Makefile" exactly, character for character?
> When a makefile with that exact name exists in the current directory?
> That should just work; there's no environment variable to set, and no
> default path other than the current directory.
> Try experimenting in a directory where you have no makefile:
> ~$ ls *akefile
> ls: cannot access *akefile: No such file or directory
> ~$ make
> make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.
> ~$ touch Makefile; make
> make: *** No targets.  Stop.
> ~$ echo 'all:' >Makefile; make
> make: Nothing to be done for `all'.
> ~$ make --version
> GNU Make 3.81
> Copyright (C) 2006  Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.
> There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
> This program built for i686-pc-cygwin
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Ah! thank you - the problem was that my Makefile was all in capitals
'MAKEFILE', this was because I had transferred the code from an old linux PC
via a DOS floppy, and when i tried to rename before all I got was:

$ mv MAKEFILE Makefile
mv: `MAKEFILE' and `Makefile' are the same file

so I assumed (wrongly it seems) that cygwin was at times case insensitive,
thx both for your help, kind regards, mh
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