Solaris make for 0.63 failing

Thomas Lumley
Mon, 16 Nov 1998 09:22:12 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 16 Nov 1998, Paul Gilbert wrote:

> >You absolutely need GNU make, and on Solaris 2.6 you also need not to
> >use make-3.77 (the current version) as that has a bug which affects
> >this.  `They' are using features found in few makes.
> I seem to be using GNU make 3.77. Is this a bug that is in both the Sun make and
> the most recent GNU make, or is the R makefile doing something wrong?

It (appears to be) a bug in GNU make 3.77, which is not expanding the
wildcards correctly. It is not a bug in Sun make, it's just that Makefile
uses a feature that Sun make doesn't have. Whether this is 'something
wrong' is open to debate (though not very interesting debate).  A fix of
the Makefile to operate with everyone's favorite make is certainly a goal.


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