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Re: [Mingw-msys] Re: MinGW libtool DLL failure

From: Max Bowsher
Subject: Re: [Mingw-msys] Re: MinGW libtool DLL failure
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 20:29:56 +0100

Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
>> Would this part from Automake-generated Makefiles have any impact on
>> the proposal?
>> # Tell versions [3.59,3.63) of GNU make to not export all variables.
>> # Otherwise a system limit (for SysV at least) may be exceeded.
> Here is some text from the GNU make manual.
> "Except by explicit request, make exports a variable only if it is
> either defined in the environment initially or set on the
> command line, and if its name consists only of letters, numbers, and
> underscores. Some shells cannot cope with
> environment variable names consisting of characters other than
> letters, numbers, and underscores.
> The special variables SHELL and MAKEFLAGS are always exported (unless
> you unexport them). MAKEFILES is exported if you set
> it to anything.
> make automatically passes down variable values that were defined on
> the command line, by putting them in the MAKEFLAGS
> variable."
> I don't see evidence that srcdir will normally be available in
> libtool's environment.

I assume you mean bindir, not srcdir? In which case, my answer is: Yes,
thats why special attention of required to _make_ it available.


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