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Re: make 3.80 and VPATH

On Fri, Jul 11, 2003 at 07:55:38PM -0700, Christopher Seawood wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> Then, we need to know *how*you*are*running*make*.
>We're just typing 'make', which unless something changed, should be the 
>same as 'make --unix'.  'make -p | grep MAKE_MODE' returns 'MAKE_MODE = 
>unix'.  Hmm.  I do see that /etc/profile is setting MAKE_MODE=unix so 
>that may not be make's default.

If you are just running make, then how could VPATH be expected to translate
MS-DOS paths into UNIX paths?

>> You don't have to go into exhaustive detail about how mozilla works.
>> You just need a (probably) three line makefile and a copy of the make
>> command line and, if you are using it, description of the MAKE_MODE
>> environment variable setting.
>> I am not trying to be difficult.  I have tried to construct my own test
>> case and, AFAICT, it works fine.
>> I run it like thist:
>> make --win32 -f mkfile
>> mkfile contains:
>> VPATH=c:/tmp
>> all: remount.bat
>> 	echo $?
>> remount.bat exists in c:/tmp.
>That example works fine if I do 'make --win32' but fails when just using 
>'make'.  That is a change in behavior from the previous version of make. 
> The testcase works with either of --unix & --win32 when using make 
>3.79.1-7 .

As it should.  Colon is a path separator.  So, to answer your question, yes
it is by design that VPATH is not translating MS-DOS paths.  If it was doing
so before, it was clearly a bug.


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