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Re: bug in $(wildcard) with trailing slash

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: bug in $(wildcard) with trailing slash
Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2012 02:06:02 -0500

On Fri, 2012-03-02 at 06:57 -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
> Make fails to restrict output to just directories when a wildcard
> contains both a trailing slash and internal slashes, even though it does
> the right thing with no internal slashes.

Hi Eric;

This is actually a bug in glibc's glob() function (which I reported to
the glibc bugzilla almost 3 years ago but hasn't been looked at yet).
GNU make just calls glibc glob(), it doesn't do its own globbing.

GNU make bug report:  https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?18123
glibc bug report: http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=10278


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