CMD Stan make error mingw32-make: *** No rule to make target 'examples/bernoulli/bernoulli'. Stop

I followed the cmdstan guide and installed cmdstan on a Windows Server 2016 Datacenter with 64 Bit. After installing, I ran the example with “mingw32-make examples/bernoulli/bernoulli” and it tells me “mingw32-make: *** No rule to make target ‘built’. Stop.”.

I tried it with both rtools 4.0 and rtools 3.5, I get the same message. I also found some posts in the forum, but none of the proposed solution helped me to make it work.

  • Operating System: Windows Server 2016 Datacenter
  • CmdStan Version: Latest (Cloned from Github)

did it really say 'built"? not sure where that’s coming from?

> make build
> make examples/bernoulli/bernoulli

Ah sorry, this is because I ran both wingm32-make built and mingw32-make examples/bernoulli/bernoulli.

In both cases, I get the No rule to make target error.

are you running these commands from the cmdstan directory?
it sounds like it’s not finding the Makefile

are you running these commands from the cmdstan directory?

Yes, I am. I went there with cd cmdstan


mingw32-make build
mingw32-make examples/bernoulli/bernoulli.exe

Note the .exe.


INFORMATION: Es konnten keine Dateien mit dem angegebenen
Muster gefunden werden.
g++ -std=c++1y -m64 -D_REENTRANT -Wall -Wno-unused-function -Wno-uninitialized -Wno-unused-but-set-variable -Wno-unused-variable -Wno-sign-compare -Wno-unused-local-typedefs -Wno-int-in-bool-context -Wno-attributes -Wno-ignored-attributes      -I stan/lib/stan_math/lib/tbb_2019_U8/include   -O3 -I src -I stan/src -I lib/rapidjson_1.1.0/ -I stan/lib/stan_math/ -I stan/lib/stan_math/lib/eigen_3.3.7 -I stan/lib/stan_math/lib/boost_1.72.0 -I stan/lib/stan_math/lib/sundials_5.2.0/include  -D_USE_MATH_DEFINES  -DBOOST_DISABLE_ASSERTS        -c -MT src/cmdstan/main.o -M -E -MG -MP -MF src/cmdstan/main.d src/cmdstan/main.cpp

what happens when you try:

g++ -v


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It gives out:

Using built-in specs.
Target: x86_64-w64-mingw32
Configured with: …/…/…/src/gcc-4.9.3/configure --host=x86_64-w64-mingw32 --build=x86_64-w64-mingw32 --target=x86_64-w64-mingw32 --prefix=/mingw64 --with-sysroot=/home/Jeroen/mingw-gcc-4.9.3/x86_64-493-posix-seh-rt_v3-s/mingw64 --with-gxx-include-dir=/mingw64/x86_64-w64-mingw32/include/c++ --enable-static --disable-shared --disable-multilib --enable-languages=c,c++,fortran,lto --enable-libstdcxx-time=yes --enable-threads=posix --enable-libgomp --enable-libatomic --enable-lto --enable-graphite --enable-checking=release --enable-fully-dynamic-string --enable-version-specific-runtime-libs --disable-isl-version-check --disable-cloog-version-check --disable-libstdcxx-pch --disable-libstdcxx-debug --enable-bootstrap --disable-rpath --disable-win32-registry --disable-nls --disable-werror --disable-symvers --with-gnu-as --with-gnu-ld --with-arch=nocona --with-tune=core2 --with-libiconv --with-system-zlib --with-gmp=/home/Jeroen/mingw-gcc-4.9.3/prerequisites/x86_64-w64-mingw32-static --with-mpfr=/home/Jeroen/mingw-gcc-4.9.3/prerequisites/x86_64-w64-mingw32-static --with-mpc=/home/Jeroen/mingw-gcc-4.9.3/prerequisites/x86_64-w64-mingw32-static --with-isl=/home/Jeroen/mingw-gcc-4.9.3/prerequisites/x86_64-w64-mingw32-static --with-cloog=/home/Jeroen/mingw-gcc-4.9.3/prerequisites/x86_64-w64-mingw32-static --enable-cloog-backend=isl --with-pkgversion=‘x86_64-posix-seh, Built by MinGW-W64 project’ --with-bugurl= CFLAGS=’-O2 -pipe -I/home/Jeroen/mingw-gcc-4.9.3/x86_64-493-posix-seh-rt_v3-s/mingw64/opt/include -I/home/Jeroen/mingw-gcc-4.9.3/prerequisites/x86_64-zlib-static/include -I/home/Jeroen/mingw-gcc-4.9.3/prerequisites/x86_64-w64-mingw32-static/include’ CXXFLAGS=’-O2 -pipe -I/home/Jeroen/mingw-gcc-4.9.3/x86_64-493-posix-seh-rt_v3-s/mingw64/opt/include -I/home/Jeroen/mingw-gcc-4.9.3/prerequisites/x86_64-zlib-static/include -I/home/Jeroen/mingw-gcc-4.9.3/prerequisites/x86_64-w64-mingw32-static/include’ CPPFLAGS= LDFLAGS=’-pipe -L/home/Jeroen/mingw-gcc-4.9.3/x86_64-493-posix-seh-rt_v3-s/mingw64/opt/lib -L/home/Jeroen/mingw-gcc-4.9.3/prerequisites/x86_64-zlib-static/lib -L/home/Jeroen/mingw-gcc-4.9.3/prerequisites/x86_64-w64-mingw32-static/lib ’
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.9.3 (x86_64-posix-seh, Built by MinGW-W64 project)

There is nothing wrong with this g++ call. Are there any subsequent g++ calls after the one you list?

No, that`s it.

This happens after this command:

curl -L -o bin/stanc.exe --retry 5 --retry-delay 10
process_begin: CreateProcess(NULL, curl -L -o bin/stanc.exe --retry 5 --retry-delay 10, …) failed.
make (e=2): Das System kann die angegebene Datei nicht finden.
make/stanc:69: recipe for target ‘bin/stanc.exe’ failed
mingw32-make: *** [bin/stanc.exe] Error 2

Oh, ok, that does say more. Windows 2016 does not seem to come with curl. The cloned Github version requires curl to download the stan compiler.

There are two solutions here:

If there is no specific reason you need the cloned version, I would go with the first option.


That’s great to know, thanks a lot. I will give it a try when I am back at the computer.

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Now that I am using it, it works perfectly, thanks!