Subject: Re: make(1)'s inbuilt objdir handling
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 06/26/2005 18:29:57
I'm late to the party but...

>> use the obj or obj.MACHINE semantics.
>> Once the <> NetBSD src objdir semantics have been cleaned up=20
>> I'll reinvestigate this simplification.

>While I realize it may be a bit of a pain, I'd appreciate it if you can=20
>make "obj" and "obj.MACHINE" work again. I use them in non-NetBSD programs=
>that still use bsd.*.mk files.

Ok, this could probably all be sorted with suitable settings for MKOBJDIRS
and appropriate magic in

Eg. in addition to the current yes/no

oldbsd	- look for obj and obj.$MACHINE

personally I set it to 'auto' and have some magic to make the dir
(based on $MAKEOBJDIR) if needed before chdiring to it.
It shouldn't be necessary to have make(1), do anything - though the 
MAKEOBJ* ones are useful and reasonably documented - so I wouldn't touch those.