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Re: VPATH build failure on cygwin


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: VPATH build failure on cygwin
Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2015 14:50:37 -0400
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On 6/2/15 9:10 AM, Eric Blake wrote:

> That is, the use of .: in VPATH is redundant, and will NOT find any
> files that were not already found if you had omitted it, because make
> already searches the current directory before resorting to VPATH.
> 
> Thus, in all of your Makefile.in files, you should change:
> 
> VPATH = .:@srcdir@
> 
> to be:
> 
> VPATH = @srcdir@
> 
> so that bash can once again be built with the current cygwin build of
> make; such a change will not break any other platforms.

Thanks.  As I recall, the rationale for including `.' in the VPATH had to
do with old BSD make incompatibilities or Solaris make VPATH rewriting and
y.tab.[ch].  I'll try your suggestion and see how it goes.

Chet

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