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Old 01-23-2010, 08:24 AM   #1
mohabic
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Missing Separator in makefile ?


I recieved this error while "make" the library
the makefile is:-
-----------------------------
if WITH_OPTIONAL_DIRS
optional_dirs = test doc testsuite
else
optional_dirs =
endif

SUBDIRS = ora utils matvec solver mllib export examples flens \
$(optional_dirs)
DIST_SUBDIRS = ora utils matvec solver mllib export examples flens test doc

EXTRA_DIST = ac_prog_perl_modules.m4 acx_blas.m4 acx_lapack.m4 boost.m4 \
libtool.m4 lang.m4
--------------------------

the error is:-
Makefile:1: *** missing separator. Stop.
Thanks on advance
 
Old 01-23-2010, 11:42 AM   #2
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Code:
if WITH_OPTIONAL_DIRS
Maybe this is not what you mean. The "if" statement is interpreted as a conditional statement for the shell and as such it requires a leading TAB, as for any other command to be executed by the shell. Hence the "missing separator" error. To check if a variable is defined use ifdef instead.

A suggestion for some good reading about Make programming: http://oreilly.com/catalog/make3/book/index.csp
 
Old 01-23-2010, 12:11 PM   #3
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Two LQ threads about Makefile's :

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...stop-709818/#3

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...180/page3.html

> > Makefile template examples + lots of useful links.
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