Make problem

Chris Faylor
Wed Mar 1 11:17:00 GMT 2000

On Wed, Mar 01, 2000 at 10:38:22AM -0500, Paul Kinnucan wrote:
>At 04:40 PM 2/29/00 -0600, Chuck Irvine <> wrote:
>>I believe that I had a similar problem with the b20 make distribution. 
>His problem is that he's trying to run bash, a Unix shell, in Cygnus make's
>win32 compatibility mode. Starting make in Unix mode (via the environment
>variable MAKE_MODE or the command switch --unix) is all that is necessary
>to cure his problem, assuming he wants to use bash has the shell for making
>things. The win32 and unix compatiblity modes are described in the Cygwin FAQ.

In case it needs to be said, Paul's analysis seems to be 100% correct.

The FAQ seems to be pretty clear.  I have no idea why this thread has gone on
so long.


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