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GNU make build fails with "multiple target patterns. Stop"

Technote (troubleshooting)


A Windows GNU make build fails with the following error -

"RTbuild/ *** multiple target patterns. Stop."


GNU make does not handle the spaces in the directory names given in the
generated makefiles. Gnumake instead reads a directory as two (or more
depending one the amount of spaces) targets separated by spaces.

Resolving the problem

Change the path map to use DOS style directory names
1) File->Edit Path Map...
2) Change the references with spaces to DOS style references

C:\Program Files\Rational\Rose RealTime

For more information about problems with spaces in directory names refer to:
Technote #1134182 - Rose RealTime installed in a path with spaces

Related information

IBM Ration Rose RealTime
Technote #1134182

Historical Number


Document information

More support for: Rational Rose RealTime

Software version: 7.0,, 2003.06.15, 2003.06.16

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1119863

Modified date: 01 October 2009