bugmake - Bugs: bug #52267, No rule to make target, when...


bug #52267: No rule to make target, when re-including file after being generated

Submitted by:  Koen Van Hoof <kvho>
Submitted on:  Mon 23 Oct 2017 09:24:53 AM UTC  
Severity:  3 - Normal Item Group:  Bug
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
Component Version:  4.3 Operating System:  POSIX-Based
Fixed Release:  None Triage Status:  None

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Mon 23 Oct 2017 09:24:53 AM UTC, original submission:  

In buildroot makefile https://git.busybox.net/buildroot/tree/Makefile following lines

-include SOMEFILE
$(shell create SOMEFILE)
include SOMEFILE

results in
make: *** No rule to make target 'SOMEFILE'.  Stop.

Easy to fix:
--- a/read.c
+++ b/read.c
@@ -412,6 +412,8 @@ eval_makefile (const char *filename, int
       deps->file->last_mtime = NONEXISTENT_MTIME;
       return deps;
+  else if (deps->file->last_mtime == NONEXISTENT_MTIME)
+    deps->file->last_mtime = UNKNOWN_MTIME;

   /* Success; clear errno.  */
   deps->error = 0;

Koen Van Hoof <kvho>


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