make "make" ignore build errors

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sat Jun 10 17:04:05 UTC 2006

On Sat, Jun 10, 2006 at 01:00:44PM +0200, Jona Joachim wrote:
> Vasil Dimov wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 08, 2006 at 07:27:28PM +0200, Jona Joachim wrote:
> >> Hi!
> >>
> >> I wanted to know if it is possible to tell "make" that it should ignore
> >> when an error occurs in the building process.
> >> I'm the maintainer of the devel/tigcc port which is a collection of
> >> tools to build binaries for the Texas Instruments graphing calculators
> >> which run on Motorola 68k processors. The main part of this collection
> >> is actually a patched gcc built for m68k-coff.
> >> Building gcc 4.0.2 (the version supported by the latest tigcc) for 68k
> >> will always fail because it will try to build stuff for m68k using the
> >> GNU AS which it finds in the path, which will not support the 68k
> >> platform in most cases: "as: unrecognized option `-mc68020'"
> >> This isn't fatal however because when this point is reached in the
> >> Makefile everything that is needed is already built and everything that
> >> follows is not needed. I know that this is a dirty hack but there is no
> >> other trivial way.
> >> Is there a way to ignore this error and resume the build process for the
> >> other tools?
> >>
> > You certainly do not want this! It will ignore not just this error but
> > also any other errors that may occur. I would suggest that you patch the
> > software's Makefile to skip the unnecessary part of the build.
> Hi!
> The problem is that the Makefile that causes the problem is only
> generated during the make process. I would have to patch the files that
> generate this Makefile.


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