Subject: Re: make fails to execute ./fred because of a chdir()
To: David Laight <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 12/13/2002 17:35:29
On Fri, 13 Dec 2002, David Laight wrote:

: Wouldn't it have been better to require a .OBJDIR (or similar)
: command in the makefile itself to enable this 'feature'?

The `feature' dates back as far as NetBSD 0.9, at least, perhaps earlier.
It's also present in many other splinters of pmake.  Consider it a
`grandfathered feature'.  8-)

-- Todd Vierling <>