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Re: Possible GNU Make bug

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: Possible GNU Make bug
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 21:09:40 -0500

%% David Buehler <address@hidden> writes:

  db> I'm expecting this makefile to echo "mylib", but it echos
  db> "Makefile" then "mylib"... perhaps there's something esoteric
  db> going on that I haven't figured out from the documentation.

The latter :).

Check the GNU make manual section "How Makefiles are Remade", in
particular the second paragraph.  Because you have a match-anything
rule, that is forced, your makefile will try to be remade every time.

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