bugmake - Bugs: bug #43901, Stop on error when build -include


bug #43901: Stop on error when build -include

Submitted by:  Andrii <andigor>
Submitted on:  Mon 29 Dec 2014 12:44:32 PM UTC  
Severity:  3 - Normal Item Group:  Enhancement
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Closed
Component Version:  4.1 Operating System:  Any
Fixed Release:  None Triage Status:  None

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Tue 06 Jun 2017 11:18:29 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Starting with GNU make 4.2, bug #102 has been fixed which means that you no longer need to use the -include variant to avoid getting warning messages about include files that will be remade later.

Thus you can use "include" and have your makefiles fail if the rule to rebuild the included file fails.

I'm closing this issue.

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
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Mon 29 Dec 2014 12:44:32 PM UTC, original submission:  

Hi guys

Currently I stucked on such problem:

We have a build system based on GNU make. It has a lot of generated headers, files, xml's etc. Also it generates makefile includes:

-include a.mk

    touch a.mk

It is a cool thing that gnu make ignores missed prerequisites for for files which were included using -include directive:

-include a.mk

a.mk: b.txt
    touch a.mk

because b.txt does not exist yet but will be generated later.

But on the other hand in next example we need to stop because the error in build was encountered

-include a.mk

a.mk: b.txt
    touch a.mk

To deal with it we temporaly removed #13216 bugfix

Maybe it is a good reason to add something like +include feature or something similar to fix the problem ?

Andrii <andigor>


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