bugmake - Bugs: bug #42270, Make needs to canonicalise paths


bug #42270: Make needs to canonicalise paths

Submitted by:  Robert Bogomip <bobbogo>
Submitted on:  Fri 02 May 2014 09:39:02 PM UTC  
Severity: 3 - NormalItem Group: Bug
Status: NonePrivacy: Public
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
Component Version: 4.0Operating System: Any
Fixed Release: NoneTriage Status: None

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Fri 02 May 2014 09:39:02 PM UTC, original submission:

Consider this makefile:

We get

Plainly AA and $(abspath AA) are the same file, but make doesn't think so. Make seems just to use string matching (other relative paths to the same file are seen as different files (_subdir/../A.. for instance)).

This is playing havoc with auto-generated dependencies, some of which are built by make rules.

Tested on SuSE make 3.82 and cygwin 4.0.

Robert Bogomip <bobbogo>


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