Error compiling master on WSL2 Ubuntu 20.04

Alberto Bursi bobafetthotmail at
Tue Jun 8 02:11:07 PDT 2021

On 08/06/21 01:11, Bas Mevissen via openwrt-devel wrote:
> Thanks for the link. I wasn't aware of the existence of such a page.
> I don't really like the proposed solution. The problem is not the fact 
> that they are Windows directories, but that they contain spaces.
> A better way would be to call OpenWRT Make with a Linux-only path like:
> PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin make
> instead of modifying a global WSL setting.
> BTW. As far as I could find, spaces are legal in $PATH, so I would say 
> that there are bugs in OpenWRT regarding handling paths with spaces.
> Thanks again,
> Bas.

That's what I said, Openwrt build system does not handle spaces in 
directories and path (also on Linux systems) and so far it has always 
been easier to just "make sure to not have spaces" than track down and 
sanitize all instances where spaces would break stuff. Consider that due 
to how it works, it's running the makefiles and autoconfig and whatever 
other random build infrastructure each package ships with its sources so 
it's not as simple as just fixing this limitation in the core build system.

I'll add your "less invasive" method to the wiki, thanks.


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