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Re: make chokes on rules with colons in it

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: make chokes on rules with colons in it
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2004 09:55:00 -0500

%% Jordi Mallach <address@hidden> writes:

  jm> I've been trying to build GNU mailutils for Debian inside
  jm> svn-buildpackage, which copies the source to a build area using
  jm> the debian version as the path. Debian version had been until now
  jm> "20031103-1", for example. Now, it's something like
  jm> "1:0.4+20031231-1", and make doesn't like this, due to the colon
  jm> in the path.

Correct.  You can't include ":" as part of a target or prerequisite name
in GNU make (at least not reliably).

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