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Re: 1.5.11: execvp bug (XP)

As stated in my original post, I renamed make.exe to gmake.exe to avoid a name conflict with Opus make (also named make.exe). So, gmake.exe==Cygwin make.exe. My environment is somewhat customized because I have a lot of different build requirements depending on the project I am working on.

Renaming gmake back to make gives the same result.

#which make

make: execvp: perl: Permission denied
make: *** [default] Error 127


Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

On Tue, 7 Sep 2004, Isaac Foraker wrote:

Yes, the perl soft link works from the command line.  Here's my test
case that fails.


print "Success.\n"


#ls -l /usr/bin/perl
lrwxrwxrwx    1 isaacf   Domain U       24 Sep  7 12:44 /usr/bin/perl ->



gmake: execvp: perl: Permission denied
gmake: *** [default] Error 127



You may also need to "rm /usr/bin/perl.exe" before you can "ln -s
/usr/bin/perl5.8.5.exe /usr/bin/perl".

According to <>, there is no "gmake" in the Cygwin distribution. Is "gmake" a Windows executable, by any chance? If so, the behavior is expected -- Windows programs don't understand Cygwin symlinks.

Why not use Cygwin make?

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