On Tue, 27 Aug 2013 05:14:11 -0700 (PDT)
Peter Clancy <clancyp...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have downloaded the 1.8.4 source code tar file but I am having an
> issue getting it to compile. I have tried running a simple make which
> resulted in: dmake: Fatal error in reader: Makefile, line 352:
> Unexpected end of line seen
> Looking at line 352 looks like this:
> *
> I joined the last two lines together to give
> ** 
> run make again and I get:
> dmake: Fatal error in reader: Makefile, line 358: Badly formed macro 
> assignment
> Looking at line 358 it has:
> *STRIP ?= strip*
> I have never seen this in a makefile before, so I have assumed that
> it is a mistake and I have removed the question mark. Running make
> again I get: dmake: Fatal error in reader: Makefile, line 398:
> Unexpected end of line seen
> Line 398 reads:
> export prefix bindir sharedir sysconfdir gitwebdir localedir
> I cant see anything wrong with this line. Can anyone help? Has anyone 
> installed this on Solaris 8?
> I am using the Sun C 5.7 compiler.
> Thanks

I think you need GNU Make, as there's no one true Makefile sytnax, and
Git seems to rely on GNU Make peculiarities.

Supposedly, you could grab a GNU Make package from unixpackages.com
(paid) or build it from sources.

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