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Re: missing separator

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: missing separator
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 11:38:07 -0500

Shell command lines in make _MUST_ start with a TAB character.  Your
makefile has 8 spaces instead of a TAB in the last two rules.  A number
of Windows editors will "helpfully" convert TABs to spaces automatically
for you; find one that doesn't when you edit makefiles.

If you get a newer version of GNU make, make will suggest this problem
when it detects this situation.  Also, the new GNU make manual has a
section describing the error messages GNU make generates and what they
often mean.

Not sure what you mean by your question about pre-processors for
makefiles... ?

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>          Find some GNU make tips at:
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