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bug #17825: $? is not filled in if make --always-make is used

Submitter:  Mike Hanafey <hanafey>
Submitted:  Fri 22 Sep 2006 05:49:44 PM UTC
Severity:  3 - Normal Item Group:  Bug
Status:  Fixed Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  psmith Open/Closed:  Closed
Component Version:  3.81 Operating System:  POSIX-Based
Fixed Release:  3.82 Triage Status:  None
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Wed 10 Jun 2009 03:09:38 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Check the always-make flag and add all prereqs to $? if it's set.

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
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Fri 22 Sep 2006 05:49:44 PM UTC, original submission:  


# Tiny example makefile.
% cat Makefile
ArabidopsisMPSS.ind: arabidopsis.fasta
        cp $? ArabidopsisMPSS.ind

# This works, target is not there, so it is really out of date
% make --always-make
cp arabidopsis.fasta ArabidopsisMPSS.ind

# This fails, the target is not really out of date, but the
# option is supposed to force it to be made again.
% make --always-make
cp  ArabidopsisMPSS.ind
cp: missing destination file operand after `ArabidopsisMPSS.ind'
Try `cp --help' for more information.
make: * [ArabidopsisMPSS.ind] Error 1

Mike Hanafey <hanafey>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2010-07-28 psmith Fixed Release4.0 3.82
    2009-06-10 psmith StatusNone Fixed
        Assigned toNone psmith
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone 4.0

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