Mail Archives: djgpp/1995/11/10/20:04:01

From: bfehrenb AT execpc DOT com (Bob Fehrenbach)
To: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu
Subject: Easy Make question
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 1995 18:41:58 -0600
Organization: Exec-PC BBS
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In the docs for gnu make this address is mentioned as the place to
go for questions.

Recently I tried to make a makefile with gnu make, v3.74.  (I am running
ms-dos 6.2.)  Please note that this file is processed correctly by
nmake from Microsoft.

Basically, gnu make seems to find the files that need updating and
puts a correct command line on the screen and immediately exits
back to dos without having executed the line.  Changing one of the
assembly source files, for example, brings up on the screen the
proper assembler command with the correct module shown in the
command line but nothing happens.  The file does not get assembled.

Another example:
If I have the following in a makefile:

   del *.l
   del *.s
   del *.o

running make clean shows "del *.l" on the screen but doesn't
execute and returns to the dos prompt.  None of the *.l files
are deleted.

Am I missing something simple here?

BTW, the doc files that are distributed are xxx.tex and contain a lot of
formatting stuff.  In distributions of other programs I have been able to
convert files to something readable with cawf but I don't know
what to to with *.tex files.  Any suggestions?

Thanks for any comments or suggestions.

Bob Fehrenbach    Wauwatosa, WI     bfehrenb AT execpc DOT com

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