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Re: make error but no message

From: Sam Ravnborg
Subject: Re: make error but no message
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 23:02:56 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/

On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 02:07:56PM -0700, Jeremiah Perry wrote:
> Hi,
> I don't know if the following is a bug or not, but it came to my
> attention recently. I ran make on a project only to have make stop
> abruptly with no error messages. After some digging, I found one of my
> dependencies referred to a non-existent file. My dependency rules are
> in .d files that I then -include into the makefile. See the code
> example below. It seems this -include throws make off somehow so it
> doesn't issue any error messages. However, when I put the dependencies
> explicitly into the makefile, make tells me "*** No rule to make
> target `doesnt_exist.h', needed by `test.o'. Stop.", so that seems to
> be fine.

I tried it here.
With make 3.80 it works as expected. I do not have 3.81 handy right now.
Which version of make did you use?


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