You should be able to run "make" in contrib/subtree with no arguments and get the "all" target. This was broken by 8e2a5cc (contrib/subtree/Makefile: use GIT-VERSION-FILE, 2014-05-06), which put the rule for GIT-VERSION-FILE higher in the file.
We can fix this by putting an empty "all::" target at the top of the file. That fixes this instance and future-proofs against it happening again. Reported-by: Jack Nagel <jackna...@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Jeff King <p...@peff.net> --- On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 01:49:49AM -0500, Jack Nagel wrote: > $ make -C contrib/subtree > /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/usr/bin/make -C ../../ GIT-VERSION-FILE > GIT_VERSION = 2.1.0 > make: `GIT-VERSION-FILE' is up to date. > /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/usr/bin/make -C ../../ GIT-VERSION-FILE > make: `GIT-VERSION-FILE' is up to date. > make: `../../GIT-VERSION-FILE' is up to date. > $ ls contrib/subtree/git-subtree > ls: contrib/subtree/git-subtree: No such file or directory Thanks for a clear report. The patch below should fix it. This is the same trick we use in the top-level Makefile. I notice we don't use it in t/Makefile or Documentation/Makefile, though. Maybe we should. I also notice that GIT-VERSION-FILE is included first in the top-level Makefile, but in contrib/subtree/Makefile it comes after we include config.mak and friends. I wonder if that would ever matter. I can see somebody adjusting their config.mak based on the git version, but it's probably not likely. It would only be used by somebody who compiles historical git versions a lot (i.e., git devs). And it would require using make's "simply expanded variables", since regular variables aren't expanded until point of use. So it seems unlikely that anybody cares. contrib/subtree/Makefile | 4 +++- 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-) diff --git a/contrib/subtree/Makefile b/contrib/subtree/Makefile index d9a0ce2..8deffad 100644 --- a/contrib/subtree/Makefile +++ b/contrib/subtree/Makefile @@ -1,3 +1,5 @@ +all:: + -include ../../config.mak.autogen -include ../../config.mak @@ -34,7 +36,7 @@ GIT_SUBTREE_XML := git-subtree.xml GIT_SUBTREE_TXT := git-subtree.txt GIT_SUBTREE_HTML := git-subtree.html -all: $(GIT_SUBTREE) +all:: $(GIT_SUBTREE) $(GIT_SUBTREE): $(GIT_SUBTREE_SH) sed -e '1s|#!.*/sh|#!$(SHELL_PATH_SQ)|' $< >$@ -- 188.8.131.524.gf63f03f -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html