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Re: bmake exports disallowed environment variables

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Chris Rees  <> wrote:
>[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.

I changed it to be ${MAKELEVEL} like gmake does...


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