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@ 2001-11-05  8:50 Pankaj Datta
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From: Pankaj Datta @ 2001-11-05  8:50 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: sourcenav

Sorry, my last msg got garbled.  Here's the correct version


Jordan, Syd, Ian, and others,
    I have run into the same problem that you are discussing in this thread.

>> C:\> PATH includes C:\SourceNavigator\H-i686-pc-
>> cygwin\bin;C:\cygwin;C:\cygwin\bin;

> Get rid of the semi-colons in the path.

I do not see how one could get rid of the semi-colons in a Windows/DOS path.
Syd could you explain?

>> confusing issue in all this is that "make" can be called by SN even
>> though it exists in the same directory as g++, rm, etc.

>Are you sure that you are running the correct make?
>(i.e. you might not be running the same one that is in the
> directory with g++, rm, etc.)

Ian, I do not see how one could choose which version of make they run, since
if you use the default option (make) as the SN build command in the SN build
dialog box,  SN seems to be using its own version of make.

Until someone corrects this problem here's a workaround.  Thought I'd share
it with you and others who may be in the same situation.
My setup is:
    -- Windows 98 + SN5.0 + CYGWIN.
    -- SN is installed in C:\sn
    -- cygwin is installed in C:\cygwin
    -- Windows PATH var is set to C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM;C:\CYGWIN\BIN
in autoexec.bat

1) Create a batch file, say C:\snmake.bat with the following:

    make %1 %2 %3 %4 %5

2) Use C:\snmake as your "Build command" in the SN build dialog box

The PATH command in the first line of the batch file allows you to display
the kind of path SN  sees.   Incidentally, on my machine  doing 2) causes
the following output when PATH is executed:


As you can see from the above, SN seems to be using Unix style path spec for
its own sub-path and appending it to the Windows path.  If you had the same
path specification as above in a DOS comand shell, you would have no problem
accessing rm , g++, or any other cygwin commands.   However, I think SN does
some kind of parsing on the PATH and looses it!  Something for SN gurus to
figure out.

The workaround I suggested above has a side-effect:  after the build is
complete, you will have to press the  "Stop" button before you can do
another build.

Hope this helps,


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