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Re: Bug-make post from address@hidden requires approval

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: Bug-make post from address@hidden requires approval
Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 08:15:56 -0400

On Thu, 2013-05-23 at 04:10 -0400, address@hidden wrote:
> define PROGRAM_template =

This syntax is not available in GNU make 3.81.  It was introduced in GNU
make 3.82.  Thus the "PROGRAM_template" variable is not defined, and
expands to the empty string, and thus your eval does nothing.

Try using "define PROGRAM_template", without the "=" at the end.

It's best to install the version of the GNU make manual that comes with
your distribution and use that for instruction; it should be the right
one for the version of GNU make that comes with your distribution.

Trying to use the examples from the manual of a newer version of GNU
make will only lead to more frustration.

Or else get the current stable version of GNU make and use that: then
the online manual will match.

Failing that, be sure to read the NEWS file for the latest release of
GNU make to understand what features were added since your version was


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