Subject: Re: INSTALL_DATA etc: where are wildcards supposed to be expanded?
To: Georg Schwarz <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/06/2005 02:24:02
On Wed, 6 Apr 2005, Georg Schwarz wrote:
> I noticed some packages, e.g. www/analog, use wildcard (*) expressions
> as arguments for INSTALL_DATA.
> Where are these arguments supposed to be expanded?
> By bmake? By the install program? Somewhere else?

 	echo *

^- for that case, make calls a shell, and runs the name command ("echo *") 
in there. In that case, the shell will expand the wildcard (as usual).

> I'm asking because, you guessed it, it does not work on my system :-(

What happens for the above Makefile?

  - Hubert

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