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Re: disappearing rule

From: Karen Paffendorf
Subject: Re: disappearing rule
Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 11:22:46 PDT

> %% Karen Paffendorf <address@hidden> writes:
>   kp> The rule has some non-variable data which is still not found in
>   kp> the db.  I am actually suspecting VPATH/vpath stuff.
> OK, I want to make sure we are talking about the same things.  When you
> say "not found in the db", you mean not found in make's internal
> database of targets, variables, and rules, right?  And you've verified
> this by running make with the -p option (and all other options the same)
> and examined the output and discovered that the data is not there?

Yes. Yes.
> There's no way that I can think of that VPATH/vpath could be a factor
> here, because those variables aren't consulted until make wants to build
> targets, which is after make has completely read all the makefiles into
> its internal DB.

Good to know. Will look into formatting and variables....
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