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AR# 25071

9.1i EDK - SDK - Error: "make: *** No rule to make target 'C:/Test/src/Test.ld', needed by 'Test.elf'"


When I build a software application in SDK, I receive the following error message:

make: *** No rule to make target 'C:/Test/src/Test.ld', needed by 'Test.elf'


SDK has an incorrect path to the Linker Script. To work around this problem:

1. Select Project -> Properties.

2. Select C/C++ Build.

3. Select Linker Script.

4. Press the "+" button and browse to the proper location of the linker script.

5. Highlight the incorrect linker script path and press the "x" button.

Tactical Patch:

A patch is available for the above issue:

1. Download: http://www.xilinx.com/txpatches/pub/swhelp/ise9_updates/sdk_911_patch.zip
2. Unzip [sdk_911_patch.zip] into a 'safe' directory.

Installation Instructions for SDK patch:

1. Make a backup of the following directories:



NOTE: The backup should *not* be made within the "plugins" directory.

2. Unzip the file into


This tactical patch has been included in the latest EDK 9.1i Service Pack, available at:

The first service pack containing the fix is EDK 9.1i Service Pack 2.

AR# 25071
Date 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article