Cygwin fresh install imports Windows PATH which includes spaces causing errors

Andrew DeFaria
Wed Jul 25 02:00:00 GMT 2012

On 7/24/2012 6:09 PM, Aaron Schneider wrote:
> On 25/07/2012 2:47, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
>> There'd be a /bin/make if you installed it...
>>     $ which make
>>     /bin/make
>> IMHO it's always better to go with a Cygwin way of doing things instead
>> of installing some Unix/Linux thing through some Windows port like this
>> Symbian\tools thing...
> >
> That make.exe was installed by Symbian Qt SDK which is windows native, 
> nothing to do with cygwin. 
And, IMHO, should be avoided like the plague... Just my opinion.
> In fact, that make.exe calls a perl script called
> use FindBin;
> use lib $FindBin::Bin;
> use tlaunch;
> callTool('','\\epoc32\\tools\\make.exe',\@ARGV);
> So anyway, the problem is caused when calling a binary present on 
> windows path that can match a cygwin one, for example running a 
> ./configure script.
>  After removing make the issue is happening again:
> $ make
> cygwin warning:
>   MS-DOS style path detected: /usr/local/bin/C:\Program
>   Preferred POSIX equivalent is: /usr/local/bin/C:/Program
>   CYGWIN environment variable option "nodosfilewarning" turns off this 
> warning.
>   Consult the user's guide for more details about POSIX paths:
> Can't find C:\Program on PATH.
Maybe when in Cygwin, /bin and /usr/bin should be put in your PATH ahead 
of the Windows stuff. I know I've run with C:\Cygwin\bin in the front of 
my Windows System Environment PATH variable for years without issue 
(though I think some around here might say it's not a good idea).
Andrew DeFaria <>
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