2.4.31 make - path name breakage (perhaps)

From: Nick Warne
Date: Wed Nov 16 2005 - 10:09:59 EST

Hi Keith,

I googled a bit on this, but the nature of the bug makes it impossible to
search properly.

I found this out as I was trying to build Netgear router DG834 firmware from
GPL source, and make dep fails.

The reason is due to the untarred path name that includes () I found.

I tested on virgin kernel 2.4.31 with GNU Make version 3.79.1.

top level directory of kernel source as a test:


And the errors (with a lot removed) - it does a little first then:

> make mrproper
/bin/sh: -c: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token
make: *** [mrproper] Error 2

> make dep
/bin/sh: -c: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token
make[2]: *** [fastdep] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/nick/kernel/linux-2.4.31(test)/kernel'
make[1]: *** [_sfdep_kernel] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/nick/kernel/linux-2.4.31(test)'
make: *** [dep-files] Error 2

I haven't a clue if this is a 'make' issue or not, but a few tests on other
source builds ok.


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