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Re: make-3.82 -- parse error

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: make-3.82 -- parse error
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 15:10:57 -0400

On Fri, 2010-07-30 at 11:17 +0200, Peter Breitenlohner wrote:
> yesterday, I had built and installed make-3.82 on our x86-linux-gnu systems,
> but then had to downgrade to 3.81 due to a serious regression.
> Attached is a small self-contained Makefile that works fine with 3.81, but
> yields this error with 3.82:
> > make-3.82: *** No rule to make target `util.a(foo.o', needed by `util.a'. 
> > Stop.

Ugh.  I fixed one bug in this area but I can see that the code is quite
wrong here.  It tries to do the right thing but the pointer arithmetic
is just bogus.

I'm out of town for a bit but I'll look into this when I get back.

It would be helpful if you could file a bug on this at Savannah:


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