Shell avoidance in make-3.79.1-3 [Correction]

Randall R Schulz rrschulz@cris.com
Tue Jun 26 07:25:00 GMT 2001


Earl,

I'm guessing it's the semicolon. You found the code where the decision is 
made, what does it say?

But... Following your lead, I looked at ps.c. What a mess.

CORRECTION: ... I looked at >>> job.c <<<.


Look at line 2414. Search for "sh_chars_sh" which is used to inialize 
"sh_chars" which is tested on line 2569.

Why is the semicolon there in your makefile, anyway?

Randy


At 17:10 2001-06-25, you wrote:
>Randall R Schulz wrote:
> > That leaves only the question: Why are you asking when you know
> > already?
>
>The makefile:
>
>         all: ; ps
>
>tells me:
>
>bash-2.05$ make -f ../foo.mk
>ps
>       PID    PPID    PGID     WINPID TTY  UID    STIME COMMAND
>       317       1     317        317  -1  500 14:59:36 /bin/bash
>       461     317     461        549  -1  500 14:59:41 /usr/bin/make
>       591     461     461        224  -1  500 14:59:41 /bin/sh
>       662     591     461        585  -1  500 14:59:41 /usr/bin/ps
>
>that make is invoking /bin/sh in order to invoke /usr/bin/ps.
>
>Why isn't make invoking /usr/bin/ps directly?
>
>Earl


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