Subject: Re: Weird "make all" behavior
To: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
From: Matthias Drochner <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/05/1997 18:36:32
[make skips "all" in eg "make clean all install"]

OK. now I see it too.
(If I "make" in a leaf, not the whole tree.)
This behaviour disappears when I define
"BUILD" in the environment.

Looking at, there is a rule:
.if !defined(BUILD)

With an "install" target, the installed program becomes
dependant on the to-be-built one, and "make" decides
to do nothing here.
I don't yet understand how this is supposed to work
at all.

best regards