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SubjectRe: TOPDIR kernel variable
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

Commands in a Makefile are for make, not commands that bash (your shell)
will understand. (If I understand what you said above, that is.)

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

If that is in the Makefile, try
make TOPDIR=...

HTH,

Eli
--------------------. "If it ain't broke now,
Eli Carter \ it will be soon." -- crypto-gram
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