Tue Dec 7 17:01:00 GMT 1999
I have a customer complaining about make under a dos window. Here's a
brief summary of the problem:
Please crearte makefile.
go to DOS command shell.
In the directory with makefile type:
>ren makefile MAKEFILE
MAKE.EXE: *** No targets. Stop.
but when you do
>ren MAKEFILE makefile
make will find makefile and run correctly
I've also seen a notation in the make sources for this:
Pathnames and Case insensitivity:
Unlike Unix, Windows 95/NT systems are case insensitive but case
preserving. For example if you tell the file system to create a
file named "Target", it will preserve the case. Subsequent
access to the file with other case permutations will succeed
(i.e. opening a file named "target" or "TARGET" will open the
For example, the following makefile will create a file named
Target in the directory subdir which will subsequently be used
to satisfy the dependency of SUBDIR/DepTarget on SubDir/TARGET.
Without HAVE_CASE_INSENSITIVE_FS configured, the dependency link
will not be made:
cp $^ $@
Reliance on this behavior also eliminates the ability of GNU
make to use case in comparison of matching rules. For example,
it is not possible to set up a C++ rule using %.C that is
than a C rule using %.c. GNU make will consider these to be the
same rule and will issue a warning.
I'd like to make this behavior the default for MAKE_MODE = win32. Can
anyone see a problem with this or have any problems with it? This seems
to be a reasonable and even expected behavior under a dos window.
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