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bug #55708: broken Makefile dependency for doc/automake.pdf on Cygwin [PATCH]

Submitted by:  Michael Haubenwallner <haubi>
Submitted on:  Wed 13 Feb 2019 05:39:17 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Build/Installation Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None

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Wed 13 Feb 2019 05:39:17 PM UTC, original submission:  

On Cygwin, compiling groff-1.22.4 with multiple make jobs yields this make error:

make[1]: *** No rule to make target 'groff', needed by 'doc/automake.pdf'.  Stop.
make[1]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....

Problem is that Cygwin is able to map a file name 'groff' to 'groff.exe' only if 'groff.exe' does exist, so the top level Makefile targets are 'groff$(EXEEXT)' and 'troff$(EXEEXT)'.

Because EXEEXT is not empty on Cygwin, 'groff' as prerequisite to doc/automake.pdf does not match top level 'groff$(EXEEXT)' target.

Michael Haubenwallner <haubi>


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file #46248:  0001-doc.am-use-EXEEXT-for-prerequisites.patch added by haubi (978B - text/x-patch - proposed patch)


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    2019-02-13 haubi Attached File- => Added 0001-doc.am-use-EXEEXT-for-prerequisites.patch, #46248

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