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Re: [bug #54529] [Makefile:5: foobar] Segmentation fault

From: Edward Welbourne
Subject: Re: [bug #54529] [Makefile:5: foobar] Segmentation fault
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:58:49 +0000

On Aug 21 2018, Mark Galeck <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Then why does the error say "make: ***" ?

Andreas Schwab (21 August 2018 09:42) replied:
> Because it's the messenger.

Indeed.  It remains that the message is apt to confuse a user.  If the
message included (at least the name of) the command that failed,

  make: 'touch' failed: *** Segmentation fault

it would be less confusing,


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