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Re: bin/42658: make(1) .include not properly handling directories with spaces in name
The following reply was made to PR bin/42658; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Laight <david%l8s.co.uk@localhost>
Subject: Re: bin/42658: make(1) .include not properly handling directories with
spaces in name
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 22:23:58 +0000
On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 06:50:00AM +0000, gcw%primenet.com.au@localhost wrote:
> >Number: 42658
> >Category: bin
> >Synopsis: make in a directory with spaces prints error with .include
Due to the way make works (treating a space as a separator, and having
no general method of escaping special characters) it really doesn't like
spaces in any filenames (it won't like $ either).
Athough it might be thought that the $pwd value wouldn't matter that
much, it isn't really surprising that the absolute path gets treated
as space terminated/separated somewhere.
So this is really unlikely to be fixable (or at least you will find
more problems further on).
David Laight: david%l8s.co.uk@localhost
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