> On Dec 15, 2015, at 07:01, Carsten Kunze <carsten.ku...@arcor.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> current groff doesn't build on FreeBSD.  I had noticed the same issue some 
> months ago on NetBSD and cross checked on FreeBSD and it had worked on 
> FreeBSD.  There must have somethig changed since then.  How to reproduce:
> When there is a file "test.1.man" and a makefile:
> .SUFFIXES: .roff .in .ps .mom .pdf .me .ms .ps .html .txt .texi .dvi .pdf 
> .xhtml .man .c .cpp .log .o .obj .sed .sin .test .test$(EXEEXT) .trs .ypp
> .man:
>        @echo Making $@ from $<
>        rm -f $@
>        @LC_ALL=C \
>         sed -e "s|foo|bar|g" \
>         $< >$@
> "make test.1" results in "make: don't know how to make test.1. Stop".
> When ".man" is put to the start of the list it works.  It also works when the 
> first .SUFFIXES line is removed.
> The answer from NetBSD is that this is very likely a bug in make.  May this 
> also be the case for FreeBSD?

Hi Carsten,

Probably since both use bmake... (I saw you started the other thread on 

Simon maintains bmake. I've CCed him for visibility.

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