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From Michael Stahl <>
Subject Re: Help! *** Malformed target-specific variable definition. Stop.
Date Sun, 18 Dec 2011 23:19:59 GMT
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).

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

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