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sr #106003: .DEFAULT: not taken for PHONY target

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue 04 Sep 2007 09:35:00 PM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  4 - Important Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Email:  -email is unavailable- Open/Closed:  Open
Operating System:  POSIX-Based

Tue 04 Sep 2007 09:35:00 PM UTC, original submission:  

New in GNU Make 3.81:

When a target is listed in .PHONY the .DEFAULT rule is not used when making this target.

---- example t.make ----
.PHONY:       clean
        @echo "Using default rules for target " $@
---- end example ----

gmake -r -f t.make clean
You get:
gmake: Nothing to be done for `clean'.

Remove .PHONY line:
gmake -r -f t.make clean
You now get:
Using default rules for target  clean

This was ok in 3.80



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