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Re: Incident 65183 Is there any problem with GNU Make with v7.5r2

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: Incident 65183 Is there any problem with GNU Make with v7.5r2
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 09:18:56 -0500

%% "Agrawal.Manisha" <address@hidden> writes:

  am> I am working as a Software Engineer in Delphi Automotive Sysytems.
  am> I was using the Make utility (version 3.79.1) for a build process
  am> in a project.  I faced some problems in invoking the Tasking
  am> compiler with certain flags.  The mail below describes the
  am> problem.  It looks like there is some problem with this version.
  am> Please look into it and help me to resolve this issue.

Please always specify what platform you're using GNU make on.  I assume
some sort of DOS or Windows platform from the filename (make.exe).  In
that case you should probably ask your question on the address@hidden
mailing list.

Also, please specify whether your version of GNU make is from Cygwin, or
you built it yourself.  If it's from Cygwin, we don't support that
version directly so if it's a non-general make problem (which this
appears to be) you should ask on the Cygwin lists.

If you built it yourself please note how it was built (what shell it
uses, etc.)

I can't say that this:

  am> I can reproduce the problem over here now, with your make.exe you
  am> sent me. After some investigation, it turns out that when I
  am> specify a compiler option larger than 14 characters, the error -1
  am> shows up. If the option is 13 or 14 characters wide, I get error
  am> 11, and when the option is 12 characters or less the compiler is
  am> invoced correctly. This is completely independend of the option
  am> itself, only the number of characters matters.

  am> Well, this is definitely a bug in your make utility and has little
  am> to do with the compiler option itself. Please report this bug to
  am> address@hidden As a workaround, you can use make.exe version
  am> 3.78.1, see the attachment.

rings any bells with me.  Is it true for all commands, or just when
their tool is invoked (that is, if the rule is "echo 123456789012345" or
similar, does it fail?)

Remember please post this all to the address@hidden list, do not email
it to me directly.  I don't even own a Windows box and cannot help you.

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