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From Jürgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: Help! *** Malformed target-specific variable definition. Stop.
Date Mon, 19 Dec 2011 17:02:18 GMT
On 12/19/11 12:27 AM, Mathias Bauer wrote:
> 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.
maybe you can provide your build somewhere ;-)  how about´gnumake/...

Or somewhere else where people can easy download it. Or send a version 
to me and i will provide it somewhere.


> Regards,
> Mathias

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