Subject: Re: Problem with make and signal.h
To: None <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/06/2003 18:17:10
On Sun, 06 Apr 2003, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> You should use -E only if you really know what you're doing.

But many non-experts seem to use expert mode, and then complain when
they mess it up.  Perhaps this patch would help?

---	14 Mar 2003 05:22:50 -0000	1.95
+++	6 Apr 2003 16:15:26 -0000
@@ -57,6 +57,9 @@
 ERROR: $@
+	if ${do_expertmode:-false} ; then
+	    echo >&2 "*** You used expert mode (-E).  Are you really an expert?"
+	fi
 	kill $toppid		# in case we were invoked from a subshell
 	exit 1
@@ -266,7 +269,8 @@
     -a arch	Set MACHINE_ARCH to arch (otherwise deduced from MACHINE)
     -B buildId	Set BUILDID to buildId
     -D dest	Set DESTDIR to dest
-    -E		Set "expert" mode; disables some DESTDIR checks
+    -E		Set "expert" mode; disables some DESTDIR checks.
+		Should not be used by non-experts.
     -j njob	Run up to njob jobs in parallel; see make(1)
     -M obj	Set obj root directory to obj (sets MAKEOBJDIRPREFIX)
     -m mach	Set MACHINE to mach (not required if NetBSD native)

--apb (Alan Barrett)