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Re: bmake: variable assignments on command line non-overridable?

On Mon, May 06, 2019 at 08:02:45PM +0200, Edgar Fuß wrote:
> Is it on purpose (surely it's not documented) that, with (b)make, variable 
> assignments on the command line are not overridable in the Makefile?
> Inside the Makefile, assignments can be overrided, so what's the point?

Command line variables are done later, so you can do things like:

INSTDIR=/tmp	# safe default in case user forgot to pass one

in the makefile and then run

  "make install INSTDIR=/opt"

You could use two different variables and use the command line one as
initial value:


and later just override MYVAR if needed.


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