Subject: Re: build failures again in rump/.../lfs
To: Antti Kantee <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/13/2007 19:56:22
On Thu, 13 Dec 2007 21:52:42 +0200
Antti Kantee <> wrote:

> On Thu Dec 13 2007 at 19:50:37 +0000, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> > > Don't do -u, it can't pick up the changes.
> > 
> > It picks up some classes of changes but not others.  I suspected
> > this one was a bit tricky, which is why I mentioned it explicitly.
> It picks up everything that can be detected by make depend.  This one
> was changing the Makefile, so make thought everything was already
> up-to-date.
I've never looked at it in the context of something as a complex as the
NetBSD build framework, but in other contexts I've added a dependency
on the Makefile itself.

		--Steve Bellovin,