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

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk
Tue Jan 21 01:09:05 2003

jvv@cs.umd.edu writes:

> 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.

Hmm, I don't see that with Solaris 9 and the same tools. I've seen the
looping behaviour a couple of times earlier, typically triggered by
make actions of the type

        for ( i in $SUBDIRS ) ; do cd $i ; make ; done 

if one of the cd commands fails silently you end up calling make in the
current directory...

Could you please see if you can reproduce the effect in a clean
directory? Notice that to avoid running Sun's make, you need

export MAKE=gmake

Also, the shell might play a part so tell us what yours is. And
whether you are building in the source tree or in a separate build

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