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From Mathias Bauer <>
Subject Re: Help! *** Malformed target-specific variable definition. Stop.
Date Sun, 18 Dec 2011 23:27:34 GMT
Am 19.12.2011 00:19, schrieb Michael Stahl:

> On 16/12/11 18:24, Mathias Bauer wrote:
>> On 16.12.2011 03:43, Zhe Liu wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> I always break because of the error when build on Windows XP. I
>>> mentioned before, nobody responsed on it.  I did a little search and
>>> found someone also encountered the problem.  I still have no clue how
>>> to resolve it.
>>> *** Malformed target-specific
>>> variable definition.  Stop.
>> What version of GNU Make do you use? 3.82 has a bug that let GNU Make 
>> spit out this error even if the variable definition is OK (and is parsed 
>> without problems by 3.81).
> AFAIR this is a problem that only happens on Cygwin (i speculate the
> problem is triggered by the CLASSPATH that contains jar files with mixed
> path notation, containing a colon).

Yes, and I wrote it because Zhe Liu had this problem on Windows. ;-)

> getting a make that works well on windows is surprisingly difficult :-/

Indeed. The best I could get is the one I built myself in the way I have
documented in the OOo Building Guide in the "old" Wiki.


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