Cygwin – “ERROR: You are using a non-Cygwin compatible Make program.”

“ERROR: You are using a non-Cygwin compatible Make program.
Currently using: C:/cygwin/bin/make


Follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that the Cygwin ‘make’ package is installed.
    NOTE: You will need GNU Make 3.81 or later!

  2. Define the GNUMAKE environment variable to point to it, as in:

export GNUMAKE=/usr/bin/make

  1. Call ‘ndk-build’ again.”

If the ‘make’ is installed, this error probably stems from a bug. You need to move your ndk to a folder that does not have spaces in the path as well as your project.

For example:
C:\Program Files\Android\android-ndk-r5c

Then define the GNUMAKE environment variable as described in the error message text.

Alternative Solution: by AntonK:

Define the PATH to it using DOS-like notation:


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