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Re: GNU make problem

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: GNU make problem
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 16:49:34 -0400

%% "Anderson, Craig" <address@hidden> writes:

  ac> I have a makefile that exhibits a strange error
  ac> If I run make -B (always build), it loops, rebuilding the .dep files.
  ac> I have isolated the problem to a simple test case, which is provided as
  ac> an attached gzipped tarball.
  ac> I think this is a bug with version 3.80, but it could be an error
  ac> of my doing

Erm, well, it's kind of a bug and kind of not.  GNU make is doing just
as it's been documented to do, it's just that it doesn't work very well
for re-execed makefiles.

Try the beta for the next version of GNU make, which can be found here:


and see if that works better.

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>          Find some GNU make tips at:
 http://www.gnu.org                      http://make.paulandlesley.org
 "Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist

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