[Mono-devel-list] nmake mono

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Sun Oct 17 20:14:28 EDT 2004

On Sun, 2004-10-17 at 12:30, Tue Doan Nguyen wrote:
> some time i suse nmake to make some and receive the error : seperate
> missing!
> What is it?  can nmake make Makefile.am on windows?

Microsoft NMAKE.EXE can't handle Makefile.am, for two reasons:

	1) Makefile.am isn't a makefile.  It's an input file to Automake
	   which will generate a Makefile for you.

	2) The Makefile that Automake generates can't be handled by 
	   NMAKE.EXE either, as the generated Makefile assumes a Unix
	   environment.  For example, there is use of Unix shell
	   commands such as rm(1), test(1), SH-style case statements and
	   for statements, and other related constructs.

In order to build Mono on Windows, you need to install the Cygwin
utilities and use GNU Make and the related GNU shell utilities.  See:


 - Jon

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