NetBSD Problem Report #4743

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Subject: Spurious error with make(1)
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>Number:         4743
>Category:       xsrc
>Synopsis:       Spurious error with make(1)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          closed
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Dec 23 06:50:01 +0000 1997
>Closed-Date:    Thu Sep 09 10:12:49 +0000 1999
>Last-Modified:  Thu Sep 09 10:17:55 +0000 1999
>Originator:     Peter Koch
>Release:        NetBSD-1.3_BETA sun3 and mac68k
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During the build of X11R6.3, i encountered several
times this error:

"Makefile", line 483: Inconsistent operator for all
Fatal errors encountered -- cannot continue

The makefiles were generated by imake (frontend xmkmf).
I could not find any error in these lines.
Try chimera-1.70p0.
Not a fix, but a workaround:
Removing the line helped, but i had to execute the
line "by hand", e.g. when the line in question read:
	all: foo
i had to type "make foo".

State-Changed-From-To: open->feedback 
State-Changed-By: fair 
State-Changed-When: Wed Apr 15 16:55:47 PDT 1998 
Now that "xsrc" is part of the sup & source tree, is this still a problem? 

Date:    Thu, 16 Apr 1998 11:17:58 +0200
From: (Peter Koch)
Subject: Re: bin/4743

Yes! I expect this error in make or libc. 
Unfortunately, i cannot hunt this down, because i have currently
no Machines running NetBSD around.

State-Changed-From-To: feedback->open 
State-Changed-By: fair 
State-Changed-When: Fri Apr 24 11:38:44 PDT 1998 
problem still exists. 
State-Changed-From-To: open->closed 
State-Changed-By: fredb 
State-Changed-When: Thu Sep 9 05:12:49 CDT 1999 
Submitter indicates that this can be closed, now that there's no need
to even try to build X11R6.3 "out-of-the box."

From: Frederick Bruckman <>
To: Peter Koch <>
Cc: gnats-bugs@gnats.NetBSD.ORG
Subject: Re: xsrc/4743
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 1999 03:12:24 -0500 (CDT)


 I'm a new NetBSD developer. I was reviewing pr's on the "xsrc" build
 system, when I noticed yours.

 NetBSD has had X11R6.3 for some time, even though it's not listed in
 <>. "xsrc" certainly builds,
 so perhaps we can simply close this PR?

 If not, and if you're still interesting in pursuing this, please give
 more information. What were you trying to accomplish? Were you trying
 to build a distro "out-of-the-box"? Is there something in the X11R6.3
 distribution that's missing from X11R6.3 in "xsrc"?

 >During the build of X11R6.3, i encountered several
 >times this error:
 >"Makefile", line 483: Inconsistent operator for all
 >Fatal errors encountered -- cannot continue

 I see that exact error with non-ansi makefiles all the time. Perhaps
 "gmake World" would have worked. I suspect this is moot, at this point
 in time.

 Please respond. Thanks!


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