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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
and later just override MYVAR if needed.
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