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[bug #58364] Inconsistent behavior between 4.3 and 4.2.1

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: [bug #58364] Inconsistent behavior between 4.3 and 4.2.1
Date: Wed, 13 May 2020 10:35:59 -0400 (EDT)
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Update of bug #58364 (project make):

                  Status:                    None => Not A Bug              
             Open/Closed:                    Open => Closed                 


Follow-up Comment #1:

This is due to this change, unfortunately accidentally left out of the NEWS

* WARNING: Backward-incompatibility!
  Previously using the .SILENT pseudo-target in a makefile would force all
  sub-makes to be invoked with the '-s' option, effectively making all
  sub-makes silent as well.  In this release, .SILENT only has effect for the
  current invocation of make.  As a side-effect of this, .SILENT no longer
  a side-effect of enabling the --no-print-directory option, which using -s
  will do.

If you want to disable directory printing from within your makefile (note, I
personally don't recommend this: it should be up to the person invoking make
whether they want to see this type of debugging information not the author of
the makefile) you can add something like this to your makefile:

MAKEFLAGS += --no-print-directory

If you personally don't want to see the directories printed you can always add
something like *export GNUMAKEFLAGS=--no-print-directory* to your ~/.bashrc or


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