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From: MC <nospam AT nowhere DOT com>
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Subject: Re: Want to build GNU ftp (from inetutils) using DJGPP
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Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 06:39:10 GMT
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Thanks for the info.  I'll look into the TAB problem.  As for Cygwin,
must the target machine have Gygwin installed?  I'd prefer to have an
ftp executable that only relies on the winsock library that's already
available with Windows.


On Sun, 13 Jun 2004 03:56:04 GMT, Andrew <no AT no DOT no> wrote:

>On Sat, 12 Jun 2004 19:36:26 GMT, MC <nospam AT nowhere DOT com> wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>I'm sick of the ftp.exe that comes with Windows because it doesn't
>>have passive mode, so I found inetutils offered by GNU, which contains
>>the source for ftp.  I'm hoping that it's just like the UNIX one,
>>which has passive mode, if I'm not mistaken.  
>>So in order to build the source that I obtained from GNU, I installed
>>the latest version of DJGPP (set my environment variables and path,
>>and downloaded/installed the socket libraries).  A hello world program
>>compiles, but I can't make ftp using the makefile that comes with the
>>ftp source.  I get the following error on line 15:
>>"Separator missing".
>Somewhere there's no tab where there should be.  GNU make expects tabs
>in certain places:
>atarget: adependent
>	atabindentedcommand
>If you editted the Makefile in a text editor that converts tabs to
>spaces, you have to fix it.
>>Unfortunately, I'm no makefile expert so I don't have a clue what's
>>going wrong.  Is it even possible to compile GNU source using DJGPP?
>>(I would think so.)  There are two makefiles that come with the ftp
>>source: and  What are these and do I need to
>>tweak them to work wth DJGPP?
>>Any help would be appreciated!
>Try Cygwin, a native (more or less) Win32 port of GCC and many many
>tools.  It uses a dll that provides some of the functionality that
>Windows lacks but UNIX does not.  DJGPP does not, technically,
>interface with Windows (correct me if I'm wrong).

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