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Re: New make is breaking several packages

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> wrote:

>         Err, what are you trying to do? You have demonstrated here
>  that with the new make, you can concatenate words, the old make did
>  not. 
>> So it seems that it is not possible to make shell commands with line
>> continuation work with both make versions, and one has to resort to
>> the make variable solution.
>         Trivial to make a makefile that echoes two words in the old
>  and the new version -- unless I am missing what you are trying to do? 

Daniel claimed that it was possible to write a Makefile that echos one
word with both versions.  That was what Robert was trying out and didn't
work with Daniel's first suggestion, and with his second neither.

You are right that it's hardly useful - just break the line elsewhere.
But still that's the topic of the thread, and just telling people "there
is no problem" without telling them why their imagined problem isn't
real won't help out soon.  It takes three mails by me and two by you... 

Thanks anyway,
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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