[Rd] infinite loop in make for src/unix (PR#2477)

Paul Gilbert pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca
Tue Jan 21 01:03:02 2003

I've had this kind of problem (but I don't remember if it was with R) when my
workstation and file server's clocks were not syncronized closely enough. I
think make builds a makefile in src, which is immediately out of date because of
the clock skew, but I'm not sure why the workstation clock enters the

Paul Gilbert

jvv@cs.umd.edu wrote:
> Full_Name: John Van Voorhis
> Version: 1.6.2
> OS: SunOS 5.8
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> While running initial 'make' everything went fine until src/unix. At which point
> it kept entering and exiting src/unix without doing anything. I fixed the
> problem
> by deleting the dependencies on Makefile for the Makedeps and R targets.
> I am using gnu Make 3.79, gcc 2.95.3, Solaris SunOS5.8 on an UltraSparc.
> I double checked that I had found the problem by rerunning make with the
> distributed
> makefile restored, but the looping behavior did not recur.
> When I ran make check, everything semed to be OK.
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