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Re: [bug #60538] Environment variable overrides explicit assignment

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: [bug #60538] Environment variable overrides explicit assignment
Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 12:51:39 -0400
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On Thu, 2021-05-06 at 17:27 +0100, Shareef Jalloq wrote:
> OK, just to clarify sorry, the issue here is that MAKEFLAGS are
> propagated down to any sub-shells from my main command line?  So I
> can work around this by just clearing MAKEFLAGS in my call to
> subprocess.run() when I pass in the env.  Is that the only way to run
> a "clean" make command from a sub-shell?

Sorry, I don't understand the question.

In general you should not modify MAKEFLAGS, unless you have a very good

If someone invokes "make FOO=bar" then that setting of FOO will
override any setting of FOO in the makefile (unless overridden).

That command line setting will also be passed down to any sub-makes
that are invoked, just like most other make options are passed down.
 This is generally what you want.

If there's a reason you DON'T want a specific command-line variable
override to be passed down then the safest way to handle that is by
changing the MAKEOVERRIDES variable.

All the details are in the manual as Martin mentioned:


If, after reading that, you still have problems or questions let us


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