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Re: Empty check_PROGRAMS causes "make all" to be called

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Empty check_PROGRAMS causes "make all" to be called
Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2006 10:44:38 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11+cvs20060403

Hi Stepan,

* Stepan Kasal wrote on Fri, Jun 30, 2006 at 06:20:22PM CEST:
> check_PROGRAMS =
> check_SCRIPTS =
> TESTS = ....

> check-am: all-am
>       $(MAKE) $(AM_MAKEFLAGS) $(check_PROGRAMS) $(check_SCRIPTS)
>       $(MAKE) $(AM_MAKEFLAGS) check-TESTS
> Beacuse the two variables are empty, the first call to make is
> effectively "make all", causing recursive traversal of the whole
> subtree.
> One possible fix seems to be to combine the two calls to one:
> check-am: all-am
>       $(MAKE) $(AM_MAKEFLAGS) $(check_PROGRAMS) $(check_SCRIPTS) \
>               check-TESTS

No, that will not preserve the order with parallel make.  I guess you
could add a dummy target to the first make invocation.  Or something
  test -z '$(check_PROGRAMS)$(check_SCRIPTS)' || $(MAKE) ...


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