Re: is 1.3.98 makefile broken?

Matty (
Sun, 5 May 1996 13:35:03 +1000 (EST)

On Sat, 4 May 1996, valhalla wrote:

> I just downloaded the 1.3.98 patch , patch -p0 'ed it ... and tried to
> make it
> this is what I got:
> swamp:/usr/src/linux#make config
> make: *** No rule to make target `config'. Stop.
> swamp:/usr/src/linux#
> anyone else have this problem?
> -Joe

Did you also happen to upgrade libc recently? I believe that there was a
hole in one of the dirent functions or something that GNU make, among
other programs, exploited and the versions of libc that have the hole
fixed break those programs.

There's a patch file for GNU make that comes with the release notes for
libc that fixes the error - just d/l the make sources from your local GNU
mirror, apply the patch, and compile a new "make" that'll work.

Hope this helps :)

(the patch-1.3.98 worked fine for me, so it's not a broken Makefile..)

-- Matt

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