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bug #16051: Non-existent prerequisites are not included in $?

Submitted by:  Paul D. Smith <psmith>
Submitted on:  Fri 10 Mar 2006 01:55:49 AM UTC  
 
Severity: 3 - NormalItem Group: Bug
Status: FixedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: Paul D. Smith <psmith>Open/Closed: Closed
Component Version: 3.80Operating System: None
Fixed Release: 3.82Triage Status: None

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Sat 30 Sep 2006 09:19:59 PM UTC, comment #3:

I've re-added this fix.

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
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Fri 10 Mar 2006 05:33:30 PM UTC, comment #2:

Well, I thought about this. However, I don't really want to introduce a temporary target then deprecate it again. Also, this problem has existed in virtually every version of GNU make and no one mentioned it until late last year, so I think it will be OK to leave in there a bit longer... assuming we can get 3.81 out the door :-/.

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Fri 10 Mar 2006 07:38:13 AM UTC, comment #1:

Wouldn't it be better to (temporarily) add a special target that triggers the correct behavior? It seems kind of backward to deprive people of a bug fix just because some influential project has a buggy build system.

Boris Kolpackov <bosk>
Project Member
Fri 10 Mar 2006 01:55:49 AM UTC, original submission:

A file which does not exist is always considered out of date (note .PHONY or FORCE targets). However, make doesn't include them in the $? list.

This was fixed on 3 Jan 2006, but the fix showed up an error in the Linux kernel build system (see bug #16002). In order to give them time to clean up I'm reverting this change for one release. I'm adding this bug as a placeholder for the next release.

The fix is commented out in remake.c:update_file_1().

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Wed 28 Jul 2010 06:21:30 AM UTCpsmithFixed Release4.0=>3.82
    Sat 30 Sep 2006 09:19:59 PM UTCpsmithStatusNone=>Fixed
      Assigned toNone=>psmith
      Open/ClosedOpen=>Closed
      Fixed ReleaseNone=>4.0

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