Re: s6: compatibility with make<3.82

From: Buck Evan <>
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2015 14:33:02 -0700

It's searching a set of "standard" paths (/lib/ and /usr/lib/) followed by
the LIBDIR macro, which is hard coded to {prefix}/lib in their `
The default prefix is /usr/local, so it's searching in /usr/local/lib.
libskarnet is in /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ per Debian's multi-arch standard
(I'm trying to make a Debian package).

I don't see that there's any way to sufficiently alter the LIBDIR macro via
configure options to get the necessary behavior.
I believe I'll have to write a patch for make that is also part of my build
process =(

After quite a bit of staring at the debian packaging for make4.0, I've
found they've done exactly that.
i'll have to make this patch part of my build I suppose.
On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 5:34 PM, Laurent Bercot <>
> On 08/08/2015 01:29, Buck Evan wrote:
>> Laurent, I've just run across a counter example: (this gives me a bonafide
>> issue when handling your -lskarnet rules)
>> s6-user_at_696f14e9c9bd:~/scratch$ cat Makefile
>> all: -lc
>> echo $^
>> s6-user_at_696f14e9c9bd:~/scratch$ make
>> echo /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
>> /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
>> s6-user_at_696f14e9c9bd:~/scratch$ make --version
>> GNU Make 3.81
>> s6-user_at_696f14e9c9bd:~/scratch$ /opt/make/make
>> make: *** No rule to make target '-lc', needed by 'all'.  Stop.
>> s6-user_at_696f14e9c9bd:~/scratch$ /opt/make/make --version
>> GNU Make 4.1
>> Built for x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
>  Interesting. It clearly shouldn't do that, because make-4.1 is
> very much supposed to handle -l targets: if it didn't, no
> package could ever build. I suspect it's related to
> the way you installed it, something about vpaths and dynamic
> linkers - but I'm too sleepy right now to investigate. If by
> tomorrow you haven't found why it's not working, I'll give it a
> try.
> --
>  Laurent
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