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Re: make-3.80 doesn't even compile with make

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: make-3.80 doesn't even compile with make
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 10:17:56 -0500

%% Karel Kulhavý <address@hidden> writes:

  kk> Managed to get an executable of make somehow and tried to build make
  kk> using make. However, this also failed:

Please try to restrict your email contents to things which are likely to
have caused the problem.  For example, unpacking the tarball is not
likely to have been a problem: we don't need to see a transcript of that
step (unless that's what failed).  If the "make install" step is what
failed then that's the stuff we need to see.

Additionally you are missing critical information, such as the type of
system and version of OS you're trying to build on.  Thanks!

  kk> make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/make-3.80/po'

  kk> /bin/sh `case "config/mkinstalldirs" in /*) echo "config/mkinstalldirs" 
;; *) echo "../config/mkinstalldirs" ;; esac` /usr/local/share

  kk> mkdir 

  kk> mkdir: cannot create directory `': No such file or directory

Wow, that's very strange.  It almost seems like you have a buggy shell
as /bin/sh on your box: I'd need to know what kind of system you're
using and which shell is /bin/sh.

Try this, as an experiment and send me the output:

  $ cd make-3.80/po

  $ /bin/sh -x ../config/mkinstalldirs /usr/local/share

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