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Re: [Fwd: Slack11.0 /usr/bin/make incompatible with LPRng-3.8.28 Makefil

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Slack11.0 /usr/bin/make incompatible with LPRng-3.8.28 Makefile.in]
Date: Sun, 03 Dec 2006 22:16:44 -0500

On Fri, 2006-12-01 at 13:08 -0800, david baker wrote:

> I'm forwarding a note I sent to Karl Berry <address@hidden> which he 
> advised to be sent to you.  Additionally I am attaching screen shots of 
> the actions I took and published on linuxquestions.org and the 
> Makefile.in from LPRng-3.8.28. The GNU Make version which fails is 
> 3.81.  The GNU Make version which works is 3.80.

Thanks for the report.  It would be much more useful if you included the
Makefile, not the Makefile.in, since make is actually using the

I cannot reproduce your problem on my system: I don't get a syntax error
when I massage the Makefile.in you included.

If you run "make clean" do you get the same error?

If so, please run "make -n clean" and cut and paste that as well (or
redirect to a file and attach it to the email).  I'd like to see exactly
what the shell invocation looks like that gets an error.

 Paul D. Smith <address@hidden>          Find some GNU make tips at:
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