Subject: Re: make: MACHINE vs. MACHINE_ARCH
To: Curt Sampson <email@example.com>
From: Phil Knaack <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/22/1996 20:11:33
>This makes sense now. However, this brings up a problem with make.
>Make will take MACHINE from the environment, but MACHINE_ARCH is
>set at compile time. (Actually--and this is sort of a bug on top
>of a bug--it can be set with a command line variable, though not
>an environment variable, and though this will not be passed on to
>any make sessions spawned off of the current one.)
You can work around this.
MAKE(1) NetBSD Reference Manual MAKE(1)
-e Specify that environmental variables override macro assignments
MAKEFLAGS The environment variable `MAKEFLAGS' may contain any-
thing that may be specified on make's command line.
Anything specified on make's command line is appended
to the `MAKEFLAGS' variable which is then entered into
the environment for all programs which make executes.
% setenv MAKEFLAGS '-e'
% setenv [...]
Phillip F Knaack
Systems Administrator, Information Development for Extension Audiences (IDEA)
Iowa State University Extension