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bug #27591: $(wildcard) bug in latest CVS. Worked OK in 3.81 stable release.

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Sun 04 Oct 2009 09:43:12 AM UTC
Severity:  3 - Normal Item Group:  Bug
Status:  Fixed Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  psmith Open/Closed:  Closed
Component Version:  3.82 Operating System:  Any
Fixed Release:  3.82 Triage Status:  Verified
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Wed 09 Oct 2013 05:14:46 AM UTC, comment #5: 

This appears to have been fixed in GNU make 3.82; it works for me with that release.

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
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Sat 31 Oct 2009 09:34:05 AM UTC, comment #4: 

Hi Paul,

Thanks for your answer.

Further investigation revealed that the problem started with either of these two changes:

2009-09-16  Paul Smith  <psmith@gnu.org>
2009-09-15  Paul Smith  <psmith@gnu.org>

(Checkout at 20090901 is OK, checkout at 20090920 is wrong)


Sat 31 Oct 2009 12:01:29 AM UTC, comment #3: 

I just checked and I can reproduce this on Linux as well, with any globbing string containing parens; it seems to be a problem with parsing the open paren; if I replace that with "?" to match a single character, it works.

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
Group administrator
Fri 30 Oct 2009 10:13:32 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Hi folks,

Any follow-up on this bug?

I've just retested with this binary build:


and the problems remains the same. This kills some tool detection code which uses $(wildcard) to do its magic, when the tool to be detected is installed on an x64 Windows system (f.e. all Visual Studio installations).


Sun 04 Oct 2009 09:45:57 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Ops, in the second test, ">c:/Program Files/Common Files< with 3.81"
should read ">c:/Program Files (x86)/Common Files< with 3.81".


Sun 04 Oct 2009 09:43:12 AM UTC, original submission:  

Hi All,

This works with both CVS and stable builds:
$(info >$(wildcard c:/Program\ Files/Common\ Files)<)

>c:/Program Files/Common Files<

This works with stable build, but fails (returns empty string) with CVS build:
$(info >$(wildcard c:/Program\ Files\ (x86)/Common\ Files)<)

>c:/Program Files/Common Files< with 3.81
>< with CVS

[ Tests were run on Win XP x64 Edition ]




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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2013-10-09 psmith StatusNone Fixed
        Assigned toNone psmith
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
        Component Version4.0 3.82
        Fixed ReleaseNone 3.82
    2009-10-31 psmith Operating SystemMS Windows Any
        Triage StatusNone Verified

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