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Re: gmake with -B option

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: gmake with -B option
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 08:43:23 -0500

%% Bhaskar G <address@hidden> writes:

  bg> I am generating a makefile using echo, sed and awk commands if the 
  bg> makefile is not existing.

  bg> makefile: <prerequisites>
  bg>         commands

  bg> ifneq ($(ALLOK),ok)
  bg> makefile: FORCE
  bg> endif

  bg> This works absolutely fine when I use gmake. When I use the gmake
  bg> with a -B option. The process loops in making the makefile and
  bg> doesnot proceed further.

You might check the latest beta.  I believe there were some issues with
-B in 3.80 that have been fixed.

If that doesn't help please create a small, self-contained makefile that
illustrates the problem and post it here; it's difficult to tell what
might be wrong from the bits above.

Good luck!

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>          Find some GNU make tips at:            
 "Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist

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