[ros-dev] mingw32-make erros in rbuild

Murphy, Ged (Bolton) MurphyG at cmpbatteries.co.uk
Wed Oct 26 16:32:47 CEST 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: tobitosso [mailto:patriciak784-ros at yahoo.de] 
> Sent: 26 October 2005 15:24
> To: ReactOS Development List
> Subject: RE: RE: [ros-dev] mingw32-make erros in rbuild
> --- Ge van Geldorp <gvg at reactos.org> wrote:
> > That's the problem probably. When you use MSYS,
> > "make" will use its shell
> > program to execute subcommands. The shell doesn't
> > understand backslashes.
> > Remove MSYS and CygWin from your path and try again.
> > 
> > Gé van Geldorp.
> The backlslash problem can be easily solved by editing
> the Makefile. Line 230: 	SEP = \$(ROS_EMPTY);
> replace it with 	SEP = /$(ROS_EMPTY). MinGW, MSYS and
> perhaps even Windows itself understand using / instead
> of \. 

That's not a solution, it's a nasty hack!

> Then the build process works until using
> Makfile.auto is used. I think replacing / with \ in
> Makefile.auto in MinGW on Windows is coded in the
> rbuild sources. 
> This is senseless as I wrote above.

You couldn't be further from the truth. It actually makes a great deal of

> Please remove these lines because then, I will be able
> to build the other parts of ReactOS, too. If you don't
> want to change the files in SVN-Repository first,
> please send the changed sources to me per e-mail.

The rbuild code is fine, it's your environment which is wrong.

Listen to what Ge is telling you!

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