cliffy at cliffhangers.screaming.net
Fri Nov 3 15:49:52 PST 2000
On Fri, 03 Nov 2000, you wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 02, 2000 at 11:04:12PM +0000, C.D.McDiarmid wrote:
> > Can someone tell me what this means when trying to invoke a 'makefile'?
> > *** Missing separator Stop
> > MAC
> Hi Mac
> Here ya go...
> $info make => m <return> error messages <return>
> `missing separator. Stop.'
> `missing separator (did you mean TAB instead of 8 spaces?). Stop.'
> This means that `make' could not understand much of anything about
> the command line it just read. GNU `make' looks for various kinds
> of separators (`:', `=', TAB characters, etc.) to help it decide
> what kind of commandline it's seeing. This means it couldn't find
> a valid one.
> One of the most common reasons for this message is that you (or
> perhaps your oh-so-helpful editor, as is the case with many
> MS-Windows editors) have attempted to indent your command scripts
> with spaces instead of a TAB character. In this case, `make' will
> use the second form of the error above. Remember that every line
> in the command script must begin with a TAB character. Eight
> spaces do not count. *Note Rule Syntax::.
Many thanks, yet to find the error.
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