Windows tool chain woes

I may be missing something since I followed both sets of instructions in the other thread and the same thing occurs with WinAVR and the Arduino approach:

Everything works as it should and I can compile the firmware for the shruthi and ambika however, regardless of what makefile I tell it to make it ALWAYS makes the same thing.

Example: in the shell, I type “make -f controller/makefile” and it goes through and makes the voicecard firmware

This running on winxp on my laptop, I did a fresh install following everything to the T and I have the same result.

Are you sure shell is picking up the correct make.exe? You may have some other tool sets on the path coming before WinAVR bin that have make.exe

Its pathed to the winavr directory, I only have one make.exe on this machine, I only use it for AVR dev stuff. It does make the hex files so that aspect seems to work OK, its just that I can tell it what to make, it just does one thing from whatever root directory its in