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Old 04-02-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
Jim Edwards
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strange responses from 'make'

I'm trying to build a version of uClinux for an ST board. So far the steps have been successful. Now I'm told to '#make xconsole'. Instead of the expected response, I'm getting the error message 'Makefile:228: *** mixed implicit and normal rules. Stop.'. Does this mean that my version of make, installed by Fedora 17, is not complete? And what is the 228? These steps are all described in detail in many documents and the documents are very similar. The document I've been using is an app note from ST (AN3012), on the topic of how to prepare uClinux for the ST controller.

-- Jim

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Old 04-03-2013, 11:35 AM   #2
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message 'Makefile:228: *** mixed implicit and normal rules. Stop.'
Here is a thread that discusses the Makefile:228 error and what to do about it.
The 228 refers to the line number in the makefile.
Old 04-04-2013, 04:33 PM   #3
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I took a good look at the thread you sent. It's probably very close to what I need to solve my problem, but I don't understand enough about the language used by make. So --- I spent a few hours researching make, and reading all that I could find. All I can say now is that indeed it seems as though make files have changed over the years, and that some have followed different rules. Are you able to examine the attached file to determine whether it's something I can change myself?

I have attached the Makefile I'm trying to use, although I had to add the .txt extension to make it acceptable the the attachment process.


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Old 04-04-2013, 05:25 PM   #4
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After sending my recent response, I was able to find two lines which had to be modified. 'make' ran the Makefile properly. Thanks again for your efforts. You have saved me a lot of time.

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