Subject: Re: Error code 1 without real error message
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/27/2003 18:09:24
On Sat, 27 Sep 2003, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> Why do you expect all programs invoked by make to print an error message
> before they exit with a non-zero exit code?

I did not mean to indicate that. In particular, the command that was ran
by bmake was makeinfo. It did have an error message. But I did not see
that error message with bmake (any more).

(My original posting had that example.)

> For example do you really want to change "false" so that it writes
> "false: exiting to indicate an error!" or something like that to stderr?

I did not ask for this. I am not sure what this has to do with this.

   Jeremy C. Reed