Re: Compile problems on a solaris
Wed, 28 Jun 2000 07:56:22 -0500

Any of you Solaris folks care to submit a patch that fixes Makefiles
so to not generate those bad backslashes ?

I would greately appreciate it

>On Mon, 26 Jun 2000, Michael Hartman wrote:
>> So I go to compile the source code myself and run into more problems:
>> 1) All the .depend files have extra "\" characters in them. Here is an
>> example
>> ./catstring3.o: \
>>          ../configure.h \
>>          ../include/aftersteplib.h \
>> ./copystring.o: \   # rest of file.....
>Yes I had the same problem when I was using Solaris and ended up editing
>all of the .depend files.  You need to remove both the '\' character *and*
>the new line character that follows it.  I seem to remember this is the
>hack that I used, ( I now use Linux and could not retest this
>in your AfterStep source directory with the original .depend files first
>find . -name .depend -exec mv "{}" "{}".old \;
>to move the .depends files out of the way and then
>find . -name .depend.old -printf "nawk -f awkfile.awk  %p >
>%h/.depend\n" | sh
>to produce the .depend files that make needs.
>The awkfile.awk just contains the following lines
>        if(match(":",$1)) printf "\n%s", $1
>        else    printf" %s ", $1
>I hope that helps. Anyway the problem is that some versions of make that
>come with Solaris seem not to understand that the '\' character should
>escape a newline. I am guessing this is a bug in those versions and not an
>AfterStep problem.

Sasha Vasko

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