cvs commit: src/usr.bin/make Makefile main.c nonints.h var.c

Harti Brandt harti at
Mon Aug 9 11:51:35 PDT 2004

On Mon, 9 Aug 2004, John Baldwin wrote:

JB>On Monday 09 August 2004 11:54 am, Harti Brandt wrote:
JB>> On Mon, 9 Aug 2004, M. Warner Losh wrote:
JB>> MWL>In message: <20040809.092824.11587387.imp at>
JB>> MWL>: The current man page is stunningly vague about this.  It says that it
JB>> MWL>: respects these environment variables, but it doesn't say they have to
JB>> MWL>: be set in the enviornment to the exclusion of setting them on the
JB>> MWL>: command line.
JB>> MWL>So either we can make it work, or document that the variables listed
JB>> MWL>in the environment section must be set as environment variables only.
JB>> There is nothing to be made work. Both variables are intended to be used
JB>> as environment variables. That they happend to work from the command line
JB>> was a side effect of make putting its variables into the environment.
JB>> Does the following clarify things enough?
JB>Doesn't change the fact that it can break existing scripts.  I typically do
JB>% worldloop -j 64 MAKEOBJDIRPREFIX=/usr/obj.test
JB>on my test boxes (worldloop is a script that does a 'make buildworld "$@"' in 
JB>a loop).  Can't be fixed I guess.


MAKEOBJDIRPREFIX=/usr/obj.test worldloop -j 64

do the trick?


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