[Rd] VPATH build of R on MacOSX

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Mar 31 20:40:28 CEST 2015

On 31/03/2015 18:35, Mick Jordan wrote:
> On 3/31/15 10:19 AM, Mick Jordan wrote:
>> I am trying to do VPATH builds of R3.1.3, i.e. binaries built outside
>> the source directory. It works just fine on Linux but on Mac OSX
>> (Mavericks) I get the following trace from make, after a successful
>> configure step. Any insights gratefully received. make is GNU make
>> 3.81 on both systems.
> Answering my own question - it appears that if a build has already been
> done in the source directory, this problem occurs. With a pristine
> source directory a VPATH build works as expected.

The problem is the incorrect expectations.  See
https://www.gnu.org/software/make/manual/html_node/General-Search.html .

And BTW, the OS is called 'OS X' and has been for a long time.
> Micki
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