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Re: infinite echoing of kernel version caused by echo

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: infinite echoing of kernel version caused by echo
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 19:58:02 -0500

%% Eckhart Guthöhrlein <address@hidden> writes:

  eg> please have a look at the simple Makefile below. On several
  eg> machines running Debian unstable, it outputs the running kernel's
  eg> version endlessly. If I enclose "endless" in double quotes, it
  eg> works as expected. This does not happen when using echo on the
  eg> command prompt, so it has to be related to make somehow.  Is this
  eg> a bug? Has anybody observed this behavior and found the reason or
  eg> a workaround?

  eg> Here is the Makefile:

  eg> default:
  eg>   echo endless

I have never seen nor heard of anything like this happening _ever_.  It
doesn't happen on my Debian unstable systems.  I don't see how it could
be make's fault.

Please trying running "make -d" and see what commands make is actually

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