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Re: Why is make not deleting intermediate files?

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: Why is make not deleting intermediate files?
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 18:29:36 -0500

On Thu, 2012-01-19 at 15:17 -0800, Philip Guenther wrote:
> > I've tried: 1) making `another: twice.dep' a rule with a command
> > block; 2) variations of specifying .INTERMEDIATE as a pattern, a
> > literal filename, and both; 3) using .PHONY; 4) browsing make-3.82
> > NEWS for relevant fixes.

The NEWS file only specifies new behaviors (more or less equivalent to
something that required a change in the documentation).  NEWS doesn't
mention simple bug fixes.  You'll have to search the ChangeLog or
Savannah's bug tracker to find out about a bug.

> So, looks like this was a bug that was fixed in 3.82, perhaps as a
> side-effect of some other fix.  Time to upgrade! 

Right; in my last email I said 3.82 doesn't fix it, but that was wrong:
I was trying 3.81 when it didn't work for me.  Sorry about the

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