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Re: Rules running again w/o change

From: raja
Subject: Re: Rules running again w/o change
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 16:56:22 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi Paul,

Thank you. Actually it was a VERBOSE mode message created by the previous
package owner. I mistook it for GNU Make message. I was using GNU Make.

The message was like this:
" MAKE_VERBOSE:Regenerating $@ because $? has changed."

I managed to find the problem. One of the $? file was non-existent and 
causing the rule to run again.

Thank you,

On Wed, June 28, 2006 1:44 pm, Paul D. Smith wrote:
> %% address@hidden writes:
> r> I am having a problem with the Makefile. My rules are running r> again,
> even when i havent changed any file. So i run the 'make' in r> DEBUG mode
> and this is what is says:
> r> "Regenerating /net/.../ because  has changed"
> r> because <blank> has changed. This is hardly helpful. The make r> doesnt
> tell which file has changed. It prints the above message and r> starts
> running the rule again. This rule is especially very time r> consuming.
> GNU make will never print any message with the word "regenerating" (with
> any capitalization) in it, even when debugging is enabled.  I've searched
> the entire codebase and that word doesn't appear in any source file, not
> even in a comment.
> Are you sure you're running GNU make?  How did you enable debugging?
> When asking for help (with any software) please ALWAYS provide the basic
> information: what version of the software are you using, what host
> architecture and operating system are you using, what _exact_ command line
> did you type (cut/paste is best), what _exact_ error message did you get
> (again, cut/paste is best), and any other details that seem
> relevant.
> --
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> -----
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