[FFmpeg-cvslog] r24348 - trunk/Makefile

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Tue Jul 20 20:10:50 CEST 2010

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 07:02:23PM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Reimar D?ffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de> writes:
> > On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 03:35:35PM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> >> Carl Eugen Hoyos <cehoyos at ag.or.at> writes:
> >> 
> >> > mru <subversion <at> mplayerhq.hu> writes:
> >> >
> >> >> Log:
> >> >> Remove old regtest make rules redirecting to fate-based ones
> >> >
> >> > One of these commits removed the "success" line from the regression test.
> >> >
> >> > I believe that was useful, Carl Eugen
> >> 
> >> It was superfluous.  Make already prints a big fat message if anything
> >> went wrong.
> >
> > Not sure it's worth it, but I have encountered quite a few make versions
> > that at under some conditions would just exit without any error but also
> > not do anything at all, even though the specified target does not
> > even exist.
> We don't support such broken make versions.

I never fully debugged it, but I think that means we don't support any
existing make version.
It seemed to be related to make getting confused if there is a rule from
%.rc to %.rc.o and there is also a rule for %.exe and built-in rules are
Also the point is just that it's not exactly "failing gracefully" just
in case there is such a bug in make, and there's not that much of a reason
to believe it can never happen.
And no I am not arguing that you "have to" change it, I just can't resist
replying when I think your reply has no relevance to the point I was
trying to make.

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