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SubjectRe: TOPDIR kernel variable
On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 04:19:59PM -0700, Daniel Pezoa wrote:
> Hello Kernel Community !! :-)
>
> I'am compiling lirc software, the kernel source is
> needed to make them, but when i attemt to make them it
> fail because the environment variable TOPDIR is not
> set, looking for the origin of the problem, the script
> that fail is "pathdown.sh", one tiny script of the
> kernel, it fails when is trying to assign
> TP=${TOPDIR:). Reading more i found in the Kernel
> Makefile the line
>
> TOPDIR := $(shell /bin/pwd)
>
> that command should solve my problem but if i launch
> them in the console, it give me the following errors
> in the screen ouput:
>
> bash: shell: command not found
> bash: TOPDIR:=: command not found

probably your make is too old ...

http://cip.physik.uni-wuerzburg.de/virtualmanuals/root-doku/make/make_78.html

> What is the intention of the environment variable
> TOPDIR and how can i give them a valid value?

$(shell /bin/pwd) would evaluate the current/working directory

HTH,
Herbert

> Thanks for your help and Good luck!! :-)
>
> Daniel Pezoa
>
>
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