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Re: GNU Make on AIX 7.2

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: GNU Make on AIX 7.2
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2023 15:34:57 -0500
User-agent: Evolution 3.46.4 (by Flathub.org)

On Sun, 2023-02-19 at 21:20 +0100, Bruno Haible wrote:
> Paul Smith wrote:
> > Does touch on AIX support the "-a" option?
> Yes. "-a" is a documented option of /usr/bin/touch, and it works
> fine.

Hm.  Maybe the AIX filesystem has issues with subsecond timestamps, or
something.  If you have the bandwidth can you apply this patch and see
if you still get that failure:

--- a/tests/scripts/features/include
+++ b/tests/scripts/features/include
@@ -476,14 +476,16 @@ all: ;
 # Test that included makefiles are not intermediate.
 # Here 'test.foo' is mentioned explicitly and cannot be considered
 # intermediate.
-&touch('test.foo', 'test.x', 'test');
+utouch(-10, 'test.foo');
+utouch(-5, 'test.x');
 .PHONY: force
 include test.foo
-%.foo: force; touch -a $@
+%.foo: force; @echo force $@
 %.x: %.foo; touch $@
 test: test.x; touch $@
-!, '', "touch -a test.foo\n#MAKE#: 'test' is up to date.\n");
+!, '', "force test.foo\n#MAKE#: 'test' is up to date.\n");

 unlink('test.foo', 'test.x', 'test');

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