From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Sat Aug 11 2007 - 11:38:48 CDT

On Sat, 11 Aug 2007 wrote:


can you be a little bit more specific of what
you are trying where with what?


AS> Hi Everyone,
AS> When I run gmake SOLARISX86 I am getting this message. I am not sure which options to select, if I have to use any to overcome this message.
AS> # gmake SOLARISX86
AS> gmake: invalid option -- c
AS> Usage: gmake [options] [target] ...
AS> Options:
AS> -b, -m Ignored for compatibility.
AS> -B, --always-make Unconditionally make all targets.
AS> Change to DIRECTORY before doing anything.
AS> -d Print lots of debugging information.
AS> --debug[=FLAGS] Print various types of debugging information.
AS> -e, --environment-overrides
AS> Environment variables override makefiles.
AS> -f FILE, --file=FILE, --makefile=FILE
AS> Read FILE as a makefile.
AS> -h, --help Print this message and exit.
AS> -i, --ignore-errors Ignore errors from commands.
AS> Search DIRECTORY for included makefiles.
AS> -j [N], --jobs[=N] Allow N jobs at once; infinite jobs with no arg.
AS> -k, --keep-going Keep going when some targets can't be made.
AS> -l [N], --load-average[=N], --max-load[=N]
AS> Don't start multiple jobs unless load is below N.
AS> -n, --just-print, --dry-run, --recon
AS> Don't actually run any commands; just print them.
AS> -o FILE, --old-file=FILE, --assume-old=FILE
AS> Consider FILE to be very old and don't remake it.
AS> -p, --print-data-base Print make's internal database.
AS> -q, --question Run no commands; exit status says if up to date.
AS> -r, --no-builtin-rules Disable the built-in implicit rules.
AS> -R, --no-builtin-variables Disable the built-in variable settings.
AS> -s, --silent, --quiet Don't echo commands.
AS> -S, --no-keep-going, --stop
AS> Turns off -k.
AS> -t, --touch Touch targets instead of remaking them.
AS> -v, --version Print the version number of make and exit.
AS> -w, --print-directory Print the current directory.
AS> --no-print-directory Turn off -w, even if it was turned on implicitly.
AS> -W FILE, --what-if=FILE, --new-file=FILE, --assume-new=FILE
AS> Consider FILE to be infinitely new.
AS> --warn-undefined-variables Warn when an undefined variable is referenced.
AS> This program built for i386-pc-solaris2.10
AS> Report bugs to <>
AS> gmake: *** [SOLARISX86] Error 2
AS> Thanks

Axel Kohlmeyer
   Center for Molecular Modeling   --   University of Pennsylvania
Department of Chemistry, 231 S.34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323
tel: 1-215-898-1582,  fax: 1-215-573-6233,  office-tel: 1-215-898-5425
If you make something idiot-proof, the universe creates a better idiot.