make versus _MANPAGE
eikemeier at fillmore-labs.com
Sat Feb 7 04:15:18 PST 2004
Gerald Pfeifer wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Feb 2004, Oliver Eikemeier wrote:
>>>I am currently fighting a very nasty problem where a construct involving
>>>.for in a Makefile works as expected, depending on whether I use it before
>>>.include <bsd.port.post.mk> or after.
>>.for evaluates its arguments immediately, not delayed. _MANPAGES is
>>defined in bsd.port.pre.mk, so it is only defined *afterwards*. Works
> Thanks for the explanation!
> So this _never_ could have worked, and we were just lucky in that none
> of our users noticed/reported the problem before?
Where do you use it? I *strongly* suggest that you look for an alternative,
this scheme may break if bsd.port.mk is reorganized.
> (Where could I have found the semantics of .for documented? The make
> man page was not very helpful.)
IEEE Std 1003.2-1992 (POSIX.2 Shell & Tools)
Sorry, make is not well documented in the base system.
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