Re: Problem with "make menuconfig" and "make xconfig"

Horst von Brand (
Sun, 17 May 1998 21:19:11 -0400

Michael Elizabeth Chastain <> said:
> > $(shell $(AS) --version &> ./GAS_VER)
> I don't have time to look into this extensively right now,
> but I suggest this (without trying it myself):
> $(shell $(AS) --version > ./GAS_VER 2>&1)

Note that this will only work on Bourne shell clones. A csh(1) clone needs
'>&' instead of '&>', and the above just won't work. Clearly, to use csh(1)
or tcsh(1) as sh(1) is very broken... perhaps the Makefiles have to make
sure somewhere that sh(1) (or a Bourne shell clone) is being used?

BTW, as from binutils- doesn't write to stderr when asked for its
--version, just checked here (i586), and I believe you should be using that
one anyway, so the &>, >&, 2>&1 bussiness is moot?

Horst von Brand                   
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