Having issues compiling with Gendev and VSCode

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Having issues compiling with Gendev and VSCode

Post by gigabyte » Sun Apr 17, 2022 8:35 am

I've been look towards doing Genesis game development on Linux with gendev. However, when compiling in VSCode, it gives me this error:

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/bin/mkdir -p src/boot
/bin/mkdir -p out
make: *** No rule to make target '/src/boot/sega.s', needed by 'src/boot/sega.s'.  Stop.
I've looked at the makefile.gen file, but I'm too scared to make any major changes to it. Any got any ideas for what the idea could be?

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Re: Having issues compiling with Gendev and VSCode

Post by Charles MacDonald » Sat May 07, 2022 6:20 am

It looks like the GENDEV environment variable isn't set up correctly. In the docs they mention this is needed as a first step (see "Build some sample code")

https://github.com/kubilus1/gendev/blob ... FreeBSD.md

When you run vscode and make a new terminal it may not be importing the environment variables you set up before launching vscode, so perhaps GENDEV is empty there?

That's why it's examining /src/boot/sega.s and not ~/<environment-variable-path-to-your-project>/src/boot/sega.s and failing to locate the file.

Maybe try this test:

1. Edit your program in vscode as needed.
2. In a different terminal (not the vscode built-in one, and not invoking any build hotkeys within vscode to make your project), set up the GENDEV variable and try running make manually.

Does that work?

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