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Re: cannot use stem more than once in dependency

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: cannot use stem more than once in dependency
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 09:38:02 -0400

%% "Jan Beulich" <address@hidden> writes:

  jb> while I found that someone already asked that question in the help
  jb> mailing list (on March 1st 2002) the fact that he didn't even get an
  jb> answer points at this being a problem non-one wanted to think about,
  jb> yet.

It's not that no one wanted to think about it, it's that the change is
not backward compatible so it requires careful consideration.

  jb> %.dst : VPATH+=root/%/subdir

This is completely unsupported: a pattern-specific variable is _NOT_ a
pattern rule; you cannot substitute stems into the variable.

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