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Re: [Mingw-users] Challenges building arbitrary executables

On 3/19/2016 8:23 AM, thp@xxxxxxxx wrote:
> Hello,
> I have (regularly) had challenges to use off-the-shelf build tools, this 
> time "make".
> I am using the MSYS2 build environment, but it appears the problem is 
> generic.
> When trying to compile a simple package such as pkgconfig-lite0.28-1, 
> the ./configure runs well. When executing "make" it finally fails with
>   "/usr/bin/sh  line 17: /usr/bin/make: No such file or directory"
> My msys64 tree is at c:\Programs\
> A general question on this is: The make to be executed is presumably to 
> have been installed in c:\Programs\msys64/usr/bin/. Is there a specific 
> path variable to be set in order to make such executable available from 
> within the MSYS shell? (besides the system path variable, which is set 
> in my case.)
> When I look at the said location, there is indeed no such make.exe 
> there. On the other hand, using "mingw-get.exe install msys-make" says 
> that the package is already installed. How can this be?

Uhm you can't mix MinGW.org (the official MinGW) with other incarnations
out on the web.  This is the wrong list to discuss your MSYS2 issues.

> (The make that is executing stems from another mingw installation, whose 
> bin directory also is in the path.)

You *cannot* use both.  You must choose one and remove the other from PATH.


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