[Bug 5606] New: Makefile breaks if path to $srctree contains a colon

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Tue Oct 16 15:28:41 UTC 2012


           Summary: Makefile breaks if path to $srctree contains a colon
           Product: Busybox
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P5
         Component: Other
        AssignedTo: unassigned at busybox.net
        ReportedBy: sam.thursfield at codethink.co.uk
                CC: busybox-cvs at busybox.net
   Estimated Hours: 0.0

sam at droopy:~/projects:local/busybox {}$ make
Makefile:363: *** target pattern contains no `%'.  Stop.

It's not possible to escape : in this context[1], however, I don't see why the
Makefile needs to know the absolute path to the source tree, and I'm yet to
find any other projects that break in this way.

[1] http://www.mail-archive.com/bug-make@gnu.org/msg03318.html

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