"make -C ..." causes error in net/tkabber/Makefile, line 17

Walter Venable weaseal at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 1 14:44:52 PST 2004


I have no idea if this would help, just a total guess, but it can't hurt to 
try -- try making with 'gmake' ?


>From: parv <parv at pair.com>
>To: f-ports <freebsd-ports at freebsd.org>,f-stable 
><freebsd-stable at freebsd.org>
>Subject: Re: "make -C ..." causes error in net/tkabber/Makefile, line 17
>Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 17:01:42 -0500
>
>in message <20040201213549.GA93666 at moo.holy.cow>,
>wrote parv thusly...
> >
> > I am running FreeBSD 4.8-p14; and the make(1) man page lists -C
> > option...
> >
> >      -C directory
> >           Change to directory while running.
> >
> >
> > ...However, "make -V PORTVERSION" in net/tkabber" produces this...
> >
> >   make: illegal option -- C
> >   usage: make [-Beiknqrstv] [-D variable] [-d flags] [-E variable] [-f 
>makefile]
> >               [-I directory] [-j max_jobs] [-m directory] [-V variable]
> >               [variable=value] [target ...]
>...
>
>On the second thought, could it be that man page & binary are out of
>sync for some reason?  It is hard to believe though as -C option
>parsing appears in src/usr.bin/make/main.c, line 185...
>
>   178  #ifdef REMOTE
>   179  # define OPTFLAGS "BD:E:I:L:PSV:Xd:ef:ij:km:nqrstv"
>   180  #else
>   181  # define OPTFLAGS "BD:E:I:PSV:Xd:ef:ij:km:nqrstv"
>   182  #endif
>   183  rearg:  while((c = getopt(argc, argv, OPTFLAGS)) != -1) {
>   184                  switch(c) {
>   185                  case 'C':
>   186                          if (chdir(optarg) == -1)
>   187                                  err(1, "chdir %s", optarg);
>   188                          break;
>
>
>...but is omitted from OPTFLAGS (lines 179 & 181).  Is that the reason
>of make carping when presented w/ -C option?
>
>
>   - Parv
>
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>
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