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Re: Section 3.8 of the info manual not respected

From: Philip Guenther
Subject: Re: Section 3.8 of the info manual not respected
Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 10:28:02 -0700

On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 10:03 AM, Anthony Shipman <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, 27 May 2009 11:26:14 am Philip Guenther wrote:
>> The paragraph just above the example says this:
>> ----
>>    For example, if you have a makefile called `Makefile' that says how
>> to make the target `foo' (and other targets), you can write a makefile
>> called `GNUmakefile' that contains:
>> ----
>> I.e., you *first* must have a file "Makefile" in the current
>> directory.  The error message you got says that you don't have that,
>> so of course the example doesn't work.
> I expected that "make foo" would cause "frobnicate > foo" to be run and not
> require a file called Makefile to exist. I thought that the Makefile would
> only be used when a "make bar" is attempted.

So, umm, why are you playing with this example?

Philip Guenther

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