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James E Keenan
September 4, 2016 19:51
Intermittent failures in 'make' at "Updating 'mktables.lst'"
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Occasionally, when building blead or a branch directly derived from 
blead, I experience a failure during 'make' at this point:

Writing tables
Making pod file
Making test script
Updating 'mktables.lst'
1 error

make: stopped in /usr/home/jkeenan/gitwork/perl

To simply be told that there was an error and that 'make' therefore 
stopped is not very informative.

The first time this happened -- the two times I can recall were both on 
a FreeBSD 10.3 VM -- I then called 'make' and something that was clearly 
a syntax error eventually emerged.

Today, when I called 'make' after the error message above, 'make' 
resumed and completed successfully -- i.e., no error and no indication 
why I 'make' stopped the first time through.

I haven't been able to reproduce this error.  Has anyone else 
experienced this?

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan

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