[EXTERNAL] Re: GNU Make erroring on makefile

Matt Caswell matt at openssl.org
Thu Jul 1 14:40:14 UTC 2021

On 01/07/2021 15:06, Joe Carroll wrote:
> Windows 10
> perl Configure VC-WIN64A

The VC-WIN64A target generates a Makefile suitable for consumption by 
nmake. Hence its not possible to use GNU make with it.

It *is* possible to build for Windows using GNU make with a different 
target however.

To do this you must first install MSYS2 with the mingw compiler packages 
and associated toolchain, as well as the MSYS2 version of perl (*not* 
other versions of perl).

Then you can configure and build as normal:

perl Configure mingw64
make test
make install

See the section "mingw and mingw64" in NOTES.WIN.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Levitte [mailto:levitte at openssl.org]
> Sent: Thursday, July 1, 2021 8:25 AM
> To: Joe Carroll <joe.carroll.hrg2 at statefarm.com>
> Cc: openssl-users at openssl.org
> Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: GNU Make erroring on makefile
> How did you configure, and on what platform?
> On Thu, 01 Jul 2021 15:22:46 +0200,
> Joe Carroll wrote:
>> Has anyone successfully used GNU Make as part of the install process for version 1.1.1k or later?
>> I'm getting a "missing separator" error on line 56.  I do not have access to nmake.exe.
>> !IF "$(DESTDIR)" != ""

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