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Re: bootstrap failure with colons in objdir


On Jul 30, 2001, Benjamin Kosnik <bkoz@redhat.com> wrote:

>> Huh?  Quoting filenames in Makefile targets or dependencies?  No, this
>> won't work.  Sorry if I'm out of context.

> Hmm. I'm trying to figure out how to get Gerald's pathological build 
> setup working again.

How about simply removing the ${target_builddir} from the target
pathname, or replacing it with a relative pathname if it isn't just a
full-pathname version of `.'?

> Directory paths, not filenames, have to be able to deal with this.
> I thought quoting would help.  Am I wrong?  What would work?

There's no such thing as quoting target filenames or dependencies in
Makefiles.  This is one of the most annoying limitations of make.

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