On 09/02/2013 01:44 PM, Petr Machata wrote:
Ralf Corsepius <rc040203(a)freenet.de> writes:
> I guess, no. AFAIS, this makefile carries deps on directories.
> This is a very old known general limitation of and portability isse
> with make and one of known "donts".
> "Deps on dirs" work on local Linux file systems, but doesn't work on
> linux nfs and is known to not have worked with local files systems on
> other *nices.
Apparently, Linux just joined the ranks of "other *nices"--I can
reproduce the problem on local filesystems just fine. I didn't know
it's a "don't", thanks for pointing this out.
Well, maybe my recollection was correct. Many years ago, I got burried
in "deps on dirs" issues and am avoiding them since then ;)
However, I recall another case, "deps on dirs" often don't work:
(massively) "parallel make".
Did you try to build the package single-threaded (make -j1)?
The "old school" automake approach (ca. 20 years old) to avoid such
issues was to not use "deps in dirs", but to create dirs as side-effect
The "new school" automake approach (ca. 10 years old) to avoid such
issue is to use deps on dirstamp-files.