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Compiling GNU make

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I have downloaded the source for GNU make and am trying to compile it on a Win32 machine, using MVC++ 6.0. However, I get huge numbers of errors and warnings. I am using the provided ''build_w32.bat'' file. Does anyone have any advice on this?

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I just use cygwin instead. My understanding is that GNU make depends on being run from a *nix style shell (bash, etc.) so even if you did get it to compile, it wouldn't run very well anyways.

edit: grammar

[edited by - SiCrane on May 18, 2004 5:39:21 PM]

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You''ll find that almost all GNU / OSS projects that have source code for Win32 will require cygwin. There''s just too many library dependencies and most who do put out a Win32 Makefile just assume you have cygwin.

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Last time I checked, cygwin had the ash, bash, pdksh, tcsh and zsh shells. I personally haven''t had any troubles with the bash shell.

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I used Cygwin for nearly 2 years, but it was far to bloated for what I needed, you may prefer MSYS which is generally associated with MingW.

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