[SOLVED] Re: cygwin's [g]make 3.81 seems not to understand conditionals

Carlo Florendo subscribermail@gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 04:21:00 GMT 2007

David Rothenberger wrote:
> On 7/18/2007 9:03 PM, Carlo Florendo wrote:
>> I've got (and attached) this simple Makefile that checks the build 
>> platform of a machine.
>> Here's the cut-and-pasted content of the Makefile:
>> PLATFORM=$(shell uname -s | cut -f 1 -d " " | cut -f 1 -d "_");
> Try removing the trailing semicolon. It is not removed by make, so 
> PLATFORM ends up being "CYGWIN;".

Bingo.  That did it!

So does that mean that make 3.80 was wrong then?

Thank you very much!

Best Regards,


Carlo Florendo
Softare Engineer/Network Co-Administrator
Astra Philippines Inc.
UP-Ayala Technopark, Diliman 1101, Quezon City

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