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Re: toolchain/42242 (tools build broken)

On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 09:17:54AM +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.

ah, I see, the logic at the bottom of tools/Makefile is all wrong. n/m

David A. Holland

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