broken make

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at
Fri Aug 20 06:06:57 PDT 2004

On Fri, Aug 20, 2004 at 01:38:39PM +0200 I heard the voice of
Divacky Roman, and lo! it spake thus:
> I have this
>   MAKE_ARGS = {
>      'multimedia/mplayer*' => [
>      'WITH_OPTIMIZED_CFLAGS=-O3 -ffast-math -fomit-frame-pointer',


> make: cannot open fast-math.
> when I remove that -ffast-math it complies about not being able to open
> omit-frame-pointer....
> so something is broken I suppose


- WITH_OPTIMIZED_CFLAGS is a ".if defined()" test, not a contents
  test, so you'd just define it with YES or something.
- Above and beyond that, that's a string with spaces you didn't quote,
  so the command-line is ending up looking like

  # make WITH_OPTIMIZED_CFLAGS=-O3 -ffast-math -fomit-frame-pointer

  which means it's running make with WITH_OPTIMIZED_CFLAGS set to
  "-O3", trying to look for the Makefile called "fast-math", etc.

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at
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