[lazarus] Help - NT2000 - Error: Command syntax error

Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Wed Jun 13 05:55:22 EDT 2001

> Hi all,
> I'm trying to "make" Lazarus......
> I've gone through the steps listed on the website carefully twice and still
> no luck.
> Installed: 
> FPC1.4
> Patched: 
> it to 1.5
> Replaced:
> SH from ash-20010425.tar.gz - Cygnus
> RM,MV from  fileutils.tar.gz - Cygnus
> MAKE from make-3.79.1-3.tar.gz - Cygnus
> Extracted:
> gtk-dlls.zip to \Winnt\System32
> lazarus.zip (source)  to \pp\source\lazarus
> Ran:
> make  - in the source\lazarus folder.
> And all I got a whole bunch of "Command syntax error messages"
> The binary IDE runs fine.
> Any help would be much appreciated thanks

The Makefiles aren't working for W2K.

First, Lazarus needs updated Makefile.fpc to support the latest fpcmake. This will create
Makefiles that also work under full cygwin environment.

Second you need to get the updated makew32 available from the

Then the makefiles will work under command.com prompt under W2K. For the cmd.exe prompt we
still need to test things and fix make.exe

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