[ccontrol] ccontrol 0.6 make bug

Rusty Russell rusty at rustcorp.com.au
Thu Dec 15 09:50:38 EST 2005

On Wed, 2005-12-14 at 21:32 +1100, Martin Schwenke wrote:
> In ccontrol version 0.6 (Tony Breeds) there seems to be a subtle bug
> somewhere in the make code.  I'm trying to use crosstool (to build a
> cross compiler :-).  At the following stage glibc has been built and
> an attempt is made to install it:
>   make install_root=/opt/crosstool/gcc-4.0.2-glibc-2.2.5/powerpc-604-linux-gnu/powerpc-604-linux-gnu prefix= install
> This causes the following rule to be invoked:
> install:
>         LANGUAGE=C LC_ALL=C; export LANGUAGE LC_ALL; \
>         $(MAKE) -r PARALLELMFLAGS="$(PARALLELMFLAGS)" CVSOPTS="$(CVSOPTS)" -C $(srcdir) objdir=`pwd` $@
> Somewhere in the depths of the Makefile in srcdir (and its include
> files), the value of install_root gets overridden (with /usr :-),

Hmm, we do override $MAKE to force it back to "make" (otherwise
it's /usr/bin/make, which would bypass ccontrol).

I wonder if they're doing something funky like setting $MAKE to "make
install_root=..." and we're blowing it away?  Does hacking the ccontrol
source to print out the original $MAKE show anything?

diff -r 5a21da15f54f ccontrol.c
--- a/ccontrol.c	Thu Dec  8 05:07:30 2005
+++ b/ccontrol.c	Thu Dec 15 09:49:45 2005
@@ -72,6 +72,9 @@
 	switch (type) {
 	case TYPE_MAKE:
+		if (getenv("MAKE"))
+			__verbose("$MAKE is", getenv("MAKE"), NULL);
 		/* Ensure make calls us for children, not /usr/bin/make. */
 		setenv("MAKE", "make", 1);

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