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RE: Is -C @ magical?

From: Doug Konrad
Subject: RE: Is -C @ magical?
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:12:58 +0000


I changed the path to ``/.../some/other/path`` to obscure details I shouldn't 

I did make one change - I removed a $(TOP). Here is a more accurate 

MAKETARGET = $(MAKE) --no-print-directory -C $(TOP)/.../some/other/path -f 
$(CURDIR)/Makefile \
                 SRCDIR=$(CURDIR) $(MAKECMDGOALS)

I placed an echo of $(TOP)/.../some/other/path immediately prior to the 
invocation of MAKETARGET and that path matched the path in the error message 
exactly. $(TOP) contains only ``/home/vmuser/Work/software-internal`` .


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Smith [mailto:address@hidden 
Sent: January-21-14 12:27 PM
To: Doug Konrad
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: Is -C @ magical?

On Tue, 2014-01-21 at 20:08 +0000, Doug Konrad wrote:
> Paul,
> If I use the MAKETARGET line as I entered it in my email, everything works as 
> it should. However, if I edit the line to be:
>  MAKETARGET = $(MAKE) --no-print-directory -C /.../some/other/path -f 
> $(CURDIR)/Makefile \
>                 SRCDIR=$(CURDIR) $(MAKECMDGOALS)
> Then I get
> make[3]: *** No rule to make target `/.../some/other/path /Makefile'.  Stop.
> It seems that $(CURDIR)/Makefile is pointing somewhere else.

Is the error message above verbatim, including the embedded space in the 
pathname after "path" and before "/Makefile"?

That's ultra-bizarre.  Can you provide a reproducible case (cut down)?
You're really just replacing the $@ with a simple explicit path exactly as you 
show above?  No quoting, make variables, etc.?

Can you also paste the recursive make command that make is invoking?
You might have to remove the "@" so it will be printed.  That should definitely 
be illuminating.

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