Bug 2074 - make-3.77-5 misses dependencies that worked fine with make-3.76.1-5
make-3.77-5 misses dependencies that worked fine with make-3.76.1-5
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: make (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 1999-04-08 21:08 EDT by Aleksey Nogin
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-12-03 13:43:48 EST
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Makefile that demonstrates the problem (run make -j). (144 bytes, text/plain)
1999-12-03 12:32 EST, Aleksey Nogin
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Description Aleksey Nogin 1999-04-08 21:08:20 EDT
When I use something like


include Makefile.dep

Makefile.dep: mk/config
	@touch Makefile.dep
	@$(MAKE) depend


it was working fine with make-3.76.1-5 (RedHat 5.2), but
with make-3.77-5 (RedHat 5.9 SRPM compiled on RedHat 5.2)
"make all" seems to ignore dependencies that end up in
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-04-09 10:37:59 EDT
Have you tried moving the include Makefile.dep after the
other 2 rules?
Comment 2 Aleksey Nogin 1999-04-09 22:56:59 EDT
Oh, sorry, I didn't describe my Makefile accurately enough. In fact
"include Makefile.dep" does go after the rules. To describe it even
more accurately, in my Makefile I have

include $(ROOT)/mk/rules
include Makefile.dep

and mk/rules has the rules for Makefile.dep and for depend.
Comment 3 Brian Ryner 1999-04-13 14:39:59 EDT
From what I understand, make v3.77 has some brokenness issues with the
wildcard function.  It might not be a bad idea to return to the
previous 3.76 version.
Comment 4 Preston Brown 1999-04-13 17:02:59 EDT
Cristian:  should we revert?  A broken make in the distrib would be a
very bad thing.
Comment 5 Aleksey Nogin 1999-11-16 18:05:59 EST
As far as I know, this problem still exists in RH 6.1
Comment 6 Aleksey Nogin 1999-11-22 18:20:59 EST
As James Amundson <amundson@fnal.gov> (reporter of bug #7079) suggested, I tried
make 3.78.1. It does not seem to have this problem
Comment 7 Jeff Johnson 1999-12-03 11:36:59 EST
Can you send a self contained example that demonstrates the problem? Without
a concrete example, we're probably never going to be able to close this bug :-)
Comment 8 Aleksey Nogin 1999-12-03 12:32:59 EST
Created attachment 22 [details]
Makefile that demonstrates the problem (run make -j).
Comment 9 Aleksey Nogin 1999-12-03 12:45:59 EST
If you run make, using the Makefile I've just attached, you'll get "This make
works correctly" printed. However, if you run "make -j", then you'll get "This
make works correctly" only from make-3.76.1, but not make-3.77. I haven't tested
this example with make 3.78.1, but I believe it should work.
Comment 10 Aleksey Nogin 1999-12-03 13:06:59 EST
I tired make-3.78.1-1 from RawHide, it worked fine (on the test example).
Comment 11 Jeff Johnson 1999-12-03 13:41:59 EST
Does "worked fine" mean I can close the bug or does it mean that the test case
exhibits the problem?

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