Subject: Re: latest tools build failure
To: James Chacon <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 10/23/2001 21:18:17
On Tue, 23 Oct 2001, James Chacon wrote:

: That wasn't the problem here (making the manpage didn't hurt anything actually
: since it didn't get installed).
: The problem was it not obeying $OBJDIR symantics correctly. Turning off the
: build just masks whatever problem Matt was seeing.

Note that his failure showed the mkman command having a full path to lint.7
as the target -- this indicates use of .PATH paths (in this case, ${.CURDIR}
was picked), since lint.7 is not .NOPATH:ed.  What likely happened is that a
stray "lint.7" was sitting around in the ${.SRCDIR} from when "make obj"
didn't necessarily work quite right, and got .PATH:ed into trying to write
it back into ${.CURDIR}.

In any case, removing the "realall:" dependency is still a correct thing to
do (letting make(1) sort out the dependency), even if it didn't trigger this

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