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Nick Ing-Simmons
June 3, 2004 09:02
Re: Smoke [5.9.2] 22881 FAIL(M) MSWin32 WinXP/.Net SP1 (x86/1 cpu)
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Steve Hay <> writes:
>Another joyful quirk of dmake, I guess.  The following makefile 
>reproduces the problem:
>FILE = ..\one.txt
>all : $(FILE)
>$(FILE) :
>    cd .. && echo One>one.txt
>If I run "dmake ..\one.txt" from C:\Temp then C:\one.txt gets created, 
>but when I re-run the same command it runs the rule again, re-creating 
>C:\one.txt!  Needless to say nmake and GNU make both say ..\one.txt is 
>up-to-date.  I'm beginning to not like dmake very much.

This is another of those historical things. When there are no dependancies 
some makes run the rule. Easiest fix is not to lie to make - it must depend 
on something (even if as in the pseudo example it is Makefile itself and 
cmd.exe or whatever does echo.

In the UNIDATAFILES case then presumably they depend on mktables 
and possibly $(MINIPERL)

>Do any cunning solutions spring to mind for this one?
>- Steve
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>--- win32/	2004-06-01 15:52:55.000000000 +0100
>+++ win32/	2004-06-03 10:10:02.777436500 +0100
>@@ -1290,7 +1290,12 @@
> 	$(MINIPERL) -I..\lib ..\ "../LIB" $(AUTODIR)
> 	$(RCOPY) ..\lib $(INST_LIB)\*.*
>-$(UNIDATAFILES) : $(MINIPERL) $(CONFIGPM) ..\lib\unicore\mktables
>+# Move the rule for making $(UNIDATAFILES) into a separate target and leave the
>+# actual rule here blank because dmake runs the rule here once for each of the
>+# files listed in $(UNIDATAFILES)
>+$(UNIDATAFILES) : make_unidatafiles
>+make_unidatafiles : $(MINIPERL) $(CONFIGPM) ..\lib\unicore\mktables
> 	cd ..\lib\unicore && \
> 	..\$(MINIPERL) -I.. mktables

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