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Re: Unable to make -q

From: Rob Napier
Subject: Re: Unable to make -q
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 07:54:06 -0400

I have a large build system that includes several third party autoconf libraries. To get everything on place I call "make install" on all the subprojects. That copies (and touches) the include files even if there has been no changes. That causes the downstream build to rebuild a lot of things.

I was using make -q to find out of I needed to do the sub-make before running it. I've worked around the problem using find -newer on the build tree.


On Thursday, August 11, 2011, Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> wrote:
> Rob Napier <address@hidden> writes:
>> Thanks. My initial testing suggests it may be on rebuild. It'll often work
>> the first time, and then fail the next time I try.
> Yes, I don't understand why it happens either.  The error codes are not
> helpful in understanding the reason either.  Hopefully someone on the
> gnulib list will have some ideas...
> Btw, what are you using 'make -q' for?
> /Simon
>> -Rob
>> On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 5:38 PM, Simon Josefsson <address@hidden>wrote:
>>> Rob Napier <address@hidden> writes:
>>> > In libidn-1.22, I am unable to use "make -q" to determine if it's already
>>> > built. I haven't been able to determine yet what's causing this error
>>> (exit
>>> > code=2). I've reproduced it on Linux and Mac so far.
>>> Hi Rob!  Thanks for the report.  I can reproduce the problem, but I have
>>> no idea why it happens.  If you are someone else has some ideas or can
>>> debug this further, that would be great.
>>> Meanwhile, I have asked on the gnulib list because it seems the problem
>>> is more widespread than just within libidn and I suspect gnulib is
>>> involved.  See post at:
>>> Thanks,
>>> /Simon

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