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- Subject: Re: `MAKEOVERRIDES='
- From: "John David Anglin" <dave at hiauly1 dot hia dot nrc dot ca>
- Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 17:02:27 -0400 (EDT)
> Version: 2.95.3
> gcc top-level `Makefile.in' contains `MAKEOVERRIDES=' line, which
> can introduce inconveniences when trying to rerun make with slightly
> modified variable values. Why is it required at all? The only reason
> stated in GNU make documentation is small fixed limit on the size of
> the environment. If on my system this limit is very large (say, 2
> Mb), will it be safe to remove this from `Makefile'?
Yes. I introduced it to trim the environment size to a minimum. There
were `exec' failures in gcc starting the linker on a machine with with
an environment limit of 10240 bytes.
J. David Anglin firstname.lastname@example.org
National Research Council of Canada (613) 990-0752 (FAX: 952-6605)