Subject: Re: make: absolute path for Makefile in errors.
To: Simon J. Gerraty <>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 01/04/2001 09:50:48
> > 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.

there's also the option of not reinventing the wheel and using
realpath(3) on systems where it's available..

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

yes, this makes sense.

					- Bill