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bmake exports disallowed environment variables

[Hope I got the NetBSD list right...]

Hi all,

bmake appears to export ${.MAKE.LEVEL} into the environment, which sh
doesn't support, due to the leading '.'.   Normally this is ignored,
but for example Tinderbox cleans the environment by unsetting
everything except a small list of variables, resulting in an error.

pmake (FreeBSD's make) exports it as ${__MKLVL__} (IIRC), which is
more portable.

I've worked around it in Tinderbox by adding .MAKE.LEVEL to the 'safe'
variable list, but I think exporting incompatible envars to sh(1) is

Can anyone come up with a possibly solution?  My preferred solution is
to export __MKLVL__ and allow ${.MAKE.LEVEL} to be recognised as
${__MKLVL__} in Makefiles, possibly with a warning?

I'll see if I can make a patch for this behaviour, unless anyone has a
better idea.


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