Subject: re: make: absolute path for Makefile in errors.
To: None <>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 01/03/2001 21:38:11
>    sort of...yeah.  did you give any thought to collapsing stuff like
>       /usr/src/foo/bar/fork/knife/spoon/../../../Makefile

I have a perl function which does that, used in conjunction with
another that converts all the paths given to cc etc to relative

But as mrg said:
> you can't really do that.  you don't know where you'll really end up
> after the ..'s, due to symlinks.

So its only used in a controlled environment.

Anyway, I take it that no one actually objects to knowing which
Makefile blew up?  Cool.