On 01/02/2013 10:13 PM, Noah Misch wrote:
> On Windows, src/pl/plpython/Makefile has a rule whose target line expands to
> something like "python33.def: C:/Windows/system32/python33.dll". When doing a
> MinGW build with Cygwin's make-3.81, that line elicits an error:
> Makefile:69: *** target pattern contains no `%'. Stop.
> Seeing a second colon, make treats the line as a static pattern rule. Perhaps
> the MinGW project ships a make patched to avoid this, or perhaps folks
> building PostgreSQL override WINDIR. In any event, that dependency is not
> useful: we can't build the named file if it's absent, and an error from
> pexports is a good as an error from make. Let's drop the dependency.
> Note that this affects --without-python builds during "make clean".
I suspect under Msys the path seen won't contain a colon - it will be an
Msys virtualized path like /c/Windows/system32/....
Frankly, this is an unsupported toolchain. The supported toolchains
under Windows are Msys/Mingw and the Microsoft toolsets.
OTOH, I don't object to dropping a dependency that is truly useless.
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