Re: strange dependancy generation bug?

From: Stig Brautaset (
Date: Tue Jun 03 2003 - 14:11:54 EST

On Jun 03 2003, Sam wrote:
> But the real question is why you start seeing the invocation
> of fixdep. I do not see it on my machine.
> I asssume that you see fixdep invocation even with "make V=0".
> This is a bug!
> Counting this one I have now three independent reports where
> kbuild displayed the invocation of fixdep.
> I have tried to narrow down the root cause.
> Both users were running debian unstable.
> Different shells.
> GNU make 3.80
> I tried to install GNU make 3.80 - but I still do not see the problem.
> What happens is that within there is used multi line
> definition, where each new-line causes make to launch a new sub-shell.
> The command for the second sub-shell is echoed, even though make is told
> not to do so.

I beg to differ. Since make launches a new subshell, the commands in the
second subshell is _not_ told to shut up, and thus is echoed. No?


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