Hi,

At Fri, 8 Feb 2002 10:19:08 +0900,
Bob Calco <robert.calco / verizon.net> wrote:
> I created a mswin32-build directory in my build root, and when I issue the
> following:
> 
> C:\projects\ruby\mwin32-build\> ..\win32\configure.bat
> 
> I get the following:
> 
> Loading NMAKE
> NMAKE: Fatal error U1073: don't know how to make 'nul'
> Stop.
> 
> I hadn't had this experience with 1.6.5, anybody else run into this with the
> stable snapshot/current CVS? If so, any idea what the cause is? I believe I
> have all the right stuff in my PATH -- nmake, cl, dumpbin, lib, rm.

Nothing changed since one and a half years ago.  Which version
of Windows and nmake.exe do you use?  `nul' should be a special
device name.

BTW, try this patch.

Index: configure.bat
===================================================================
RCS file: /cvs/ruby/src/ruby/win32/configure.bat,v
retrieving revision 1.1
diff -u -2 -p -r1.1 configure.bat
--- configure.bat	2000/08/03 09:55:54	1.1
+++ configure.bat	2002/02/08 04:03:04
@@ -11,3 +11,4 @@ echo>> ~tmp~.mak 	@-$(MAKE) -l$(MAKEFLAG
 if not "%1" == "" echo>> ~tmp~.mak 	srcdir="%1" \
 echo>> ~tmp~.mak 	WIN32DIR=$(@D)
+echo>> ~tmp~.mak nul:
 nmake -alf ~tmp~.mak

-- 
Nobu Nakada