makefile woes

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    makefile woes

    I have a makefile such that when I type the 'make' command I get this error:

    make: Fatal error in reader: makefile, line 5: Unexpected end of line seen

    I just can't seem to understand where the error lies.
    Is there a UNIX help file that describes what this error means?
    Where can I go to find out what it means?
    Can someone tell me what it means perhaps?

    Here is the code up to line 5.

    Code:
         1  # pe4 makefile
         2
         3   frodo.exe : main.o initialize.o empty.o full.o insert.o remov.o
         4      gcc -o frodo.exe main.o initialize.o empty.o full.o insert.o remov.o
         5
    I can individually compile each of the source files and object file. In fact, I can create the a.out file just fine using line 4 (without the frodo.exe), and the program runs how it is supposed to. The makefile however is not cooperating. Please help if you can!

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    Tried this?

    Note that the line with gcc is prefixed by a tab - a real tab character, not eight spaces!
    If this does not help, check some sites on make-files, like:
    http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/doc/ug/...makefiles.html

    An easy example:

    Code:
    main.exe : main.o foo.o
            gcc main.o foo.o -o main.exe
    main.o : main.c
            gcc -c main.c

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    Newer version of make do not have this problem. Maybe it is about time to do a little compiler updating.

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