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Re: [Libguestfs] [PATCH 03/13] syntax-check: fix makefile_at_at_check



On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 05:20:29PM +0800, Hu Tao wrote:
>  check-valgrind:
> -	$(MAKE) VG="$(top_builddir)/run @VG@" check
> +	$(MAKE) VG="$(top_builddir)/run $(VG)" check

make syntax-check is definitely wrong about these.  We must not use
$(VG) here since it will cause VG to be expanded at the wrong place.

>  # Old RHEL 5 autoconf defines these, but RHEL 5 automake doesn't
>  # create variables for them.  So define them here if they're not
>  # defined already.
> -builddir     ?= @builddir@
> -abs_builddir ?= @abs_builddir@
> -srcdir       ?= @srcdir@
> -abs_srcdir   ?= @abs_srcdir@
> +builddir     ?= $(builddir)
> +abs_builddir ?= $(abs_builddir)
> +srcdir       ?= $(srcdir)
> +abs_srcdir   ?= $(abs_srcdir)

This is also wrong because RHEL 5 (which is what these rules target)
didn't support the $(..) syntax.

Sorry, but make syntax-check is largely broken, or at least advisory.

Maybe it's better to remove it if it doesn't do anything useful?

Rich.

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