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Re: toolchain/42242 (tools build broken)

On Fri, 30 Oct 2009, David Holland wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 02:17:24PM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
>  > Yes, there's a comment in tools/Makefile saying that "SUBDIR= a b .WAIT c"
>  > will cause the build of c to wait for installation of b, but not to
>  > wait for the installation of a.
> I think this constitutes a bug in make.

The "build of c depends on installation of b" is implemented using
hand coded logic in the Makefile, and limitations of the way that
code was written are hardly make(1)'s fault.   Perhaps there's also
a make(1) bug somewhere nearby, but I haven't seen any evidence
for that.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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